Sedona Journals

Red Rocks & Ruins

A December 2001 trip to Sedona by davidmartin

Quote: A 5-day stay in Sedona with the kids.

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Attraction | "Montezuma's Castle"

This national monument is in a lovely parklike setting with lots of trees and a stream. The cliff dwellings are not accessible, but can be readily viewed from the trail, and are unusual in their preservation and beauty. Inside the ranger office is a museum, and informative talking dioramas are located along the trail.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 26, 2003

Montezuma Castle National Monument
2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy Off Highway Southeast Of Oak Creek
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322
(928) 567-3322

Oak Creek Canyon


The road through Oak Creek Canyon starts at the northwest corner of town and winds for many miles through a rising gorge full of beautiful trees and picturesque Oak Creek.

We got out of the car about halfway up to climb down to the creek and walk around the shore for a while. I got some beautiful photos of my kids on the rocks playing in the water. The light was fantastic! At the top of the gorge you reach snow level, and it's not far from there to Flagstaff, a nice little town to visit.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 26, 2003

Oak Creek Canyon
331 Forest Rd
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-7722