Montezuma Castle National Monument Warnings and Dangers

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    Dangers for Human and Pets

    by Yaqui Written Apr 8, 2008

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    Stay on the path please! There are rattlesnakes in this area and they would rather keep to themselves. "Kind of like, you leave me alone and I will leave you alone." They love to stay in the shady areas like grass, trees, and under rocks during the summer months. So it is wise for you stay on the path to avoid them.

    You are allowed to bring your pets into the park area to view the ruins, since its way too hot to leave them in your vehicles, but not allowed in the visitor center. Please keep them on a leash, keep them on the path with you and please pick up after them.

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    Do drink enough!!! Extra info ...

    by Jerelis Updated Jul 20, 2006

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    You really need it ...

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Montezuma Castle area due to the fact the average temperature is much higher than other areas and the landscape goes up and down.

    Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
    * The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
    * Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
    * Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
    * Blood is 92% water;
    * Water protects and cushions vital organs;
    ·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
    * Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.

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    Carefull about the animals

    by heitzenrater Updated Sep 29, 2005
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    So i was attacked by a squirl. They are not scared to come right up to you, and get in your face. They are used to being fed by people. They may have rabbies? P.S. There are also snakes

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    Take enough water with you to drink and wear a hat

    by Jerelis Updated Sep 16, 2004

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    The castle itself inside the rocks.

    When we walked at the Monument the temperature was about 35 degrees. Because you're surrounded by steep hills the temperature felt much higher and therefore Relinde almost fainted.

    Our tip ---> Take enough water with you to drink and wear a hat!

    Address
    MCNM, P.O. Box 219, Camp Verde, AZ 86322

    Directions
    Montezuma Castle is located 3 miles off the Interstate 17. Use exit number 289 and follow the signs.

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    Fragile

    by Basaic Written Oct 13, 2008

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    Stay Out

    Please stay out of restricted areas. These ruins are fragile. Help preserve them for future generations.

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    Beware of the Animals

    by Basaic Written Jul 13, 2007

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    Stay on Trail

    This area of the desert has a number of animals that can harm you. Be careful about approaching any of the animals especially snakes, spiders or scorpions.

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