On December 8, 1906, the National Park Service established this site as its third national monument dedicated to preserving American Indian culture. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival, and, ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape.
Explore the Park
Montezuma Castle National Monument is one of the first four national monuments because it protects one of the best-preserved prehistoric cliff dwellings in North America.
Stories from Montezuma Castle
Kids in Parks
National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.
Stories from all parks
Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist
Bring the Parks Home
When you can’t get to a national park for a visit, experience it from the comfort of your home. WNPA’s online store is packed with ranger-approved park collectibles, books, toys, and clothing. Shop for a special item.