Montezuma Castle

Walnut Canyon

ECHO IN ARIZONA- 2009

 

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On the way back up to Sedona I stopped to see Montezuma's Castle. Its another structure built into the cliffs-side, built by Sinagua. The "castle" is located near Camp Verde - between Phoenix and Flagstaff.

According to Arizona Leisure, "...the name Montezuma Castle was a mistaken name. Early settlers who discovered the cliff dwelling ruins erroneously connected them to the Aztec emperor Montezuma, but in-fact the Sinagua ruins had been abandoned a hundred years before Montezuma was even born. And the dwellings weren’t a castle at all, but a multi-family “prehistoric high rise apartment complex”...".

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Since my morning bicycle ride was cut short in Sedona, I decided to check out Walnut Canyon.  Once again, these are homes of cliff-dwellers.  Mesa Verde had much larger structures than Walnut Canyon.  However, you can get much closer to the Walnut Canyon structures.  Like Montezuma Castle, the structures in Walnut Canyon were also constructed by the Sinagua Indians.  Walnut Canyon is just 7 miles East of Flagstaff off I-40.

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