Archaeology Field Tours

Beaver Creek Dwellings Tour
Yavapai Apache Nation - Montezuma Castle - Montezuma Well


See Beaver Creek Dwellings Picture Gallery

This tour is currently suspended due to the closing of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Center during the pandemic. A custom tour of only the Castle and Well can be arranged on request.


Adults (Ages 18+): $95
Children (Ages 10-17): $85

Children under 10 are free with at least two adults

Members receive a 15% discount on all tickets.

Please note: We require a minimum booking of 2 people for this tour


This tour is only available Monday thru Friday when the Yavapai-Apache Nation Visitor Center is open.
3 hours (starting at 8:30 am)

Where Will We Go?

First: Yavapai-Apache Nation - Monumental sculpture to "The Exodus"

Second: Montezuma Castle National Monument- Visiting well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings used by Sinagua in 1100 -1400's

Third: Montezuma Well - "Well" is a natural limestone sinkhole that contains Sinagua dwellings used in 8th century.


  • Tours are in the Verde Valley near Sedona

  • Highest hike goes to 3,500 ft (1,067 m)

  • Meet and depart at 8:30 am from the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  Transportation can be provided to and from your hotel for groups of at least four. 

  • If you have fewer than 4 people on a tour and would like to discuss pickup, please call the office 567-0066.

What to Bring Recommendations

  • We encourage participants to bring snacks (trail mix or fruit) & a box lunch.

  • We provide bottled water.

  • Sun protection including hats and sunscreen year round.

  • Hiking poles are available for your use.

We reserve the right to deny participation to anyone with inappropriate footwear that we deem to be a safety issue.

Prohibited Items

  • Fire Arms
  • Cigarettes, Cigars, E-Cigarettes

  • Drones

  • Glass Containers

  • Alcohol

Assumption of Risk & Liability Waiver

All participants in a Field Institute tour will be required to sign an assumption of the risk and waiver of liability agreement prior to participating in the tour.

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