Montezuma Castle National Monument

Richard Wetherill visted here with the Marietta Palmer family in 1895-96. After many others had removed most artifacts. Richard's excavations revealed several mummies on several levels of the ruin. Richard knew where to look.
  • Montezuma Castle was inhabitited by the Sinaqua indians about 700 years ago.  Built 100 feet above Beaver Creek it provided an excellent defensive location.
  • Montezuma Castle was inhabitited by the Sinaqua indians about 700 years ago. This 20 room apartment was built 100 feet above Beaver Creek and provided an excellent defensive location.
  • Montezuma Castle was inhabitited by the Sinaqua indians about 700 years ago.  Built 100 feet above Beaver Creek it provided an excellent defensive location.
  • Beaver Creek  below Montezuma Castle.