Monday, May 17, 2010

Montezuma Castle and Well, Arizona

Located near Camp Verde, Arizona, The five-story stone and mortar dwellings contain 20 rooms and once housed about 50 people. A natural overhang shades the rooms and shelters them from rain. Another part of the cliff wall bears the marks of an even larger dwelling, which has not survived.

Montezuma Well is a natural limestone sinkhole near Rimrock, Arizona through which some 1,400,000 gallons of water flow each day. Well's outflow has been used for irrigation since the 8th century and portions of the original Sinagua canal are still in use today.

1 comment:

  1. We were at Montezuma at the beginning of April, seems so long ago! Very cool though, did you visit Mesa Verde yet? Kind of a bigger version....
    Thought I was following your blog before, guess not!
    Ali (