Montezuma Castle - August 3, 2004

I stopped at Montezuma Castle enroute from the Grand Canyon to Phoenix. It's about 90 miles north of Phoenix, and about 5 miles east of I-17. It is part of the National Park system, but it is very small. There is no camping. You enter the visitors' center and pay $3.00 admission to walk the short path located behind the center. You cannot approach the castle. It only takes about 30 minutes to walk the path, and that's if you take your time. Nevertheless, I found it enjoyable and would recommend this short diversion to travelers in the area.

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