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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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See millions of years of history unraveled in the geology of the rocks at this popular scenic and historic hiking area, once populated by the Sinagua Indians.
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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All reviews island trail the cliff cave dwellings take your time visitor center mesa verde national monument bring water native americans worth the effort great hike mile loop short hike indian ruins flagstaff area easy hike beautiful scenery
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Reviewed 3 days ago

so interesting to see living quarters built into the rock cliffs. glad i don't have to hake that far just for a drink of watr!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stunning location and interesting historic ruins make this a worthwhile stop. The interpretive info along the trail and at the visitor’s centre helps animate the ruins. Really is amazing to imagine what life would have been like living in this unique village. The walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew ahead of time due to mobility issues I could not go down into this canyon to get a close look at the Sinaqua Indian dwellings, but we figured we would like it anyways as there is a flat rim trail. We stopped and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank ILuvEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend who is familiar with most of the historic and geological sights unique to Arizona suggested visiting this national monument on a daytrip from Payson to Flagstaff. There is a small fee or the senior pass can be used for entry that is paid...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We completed the hike on a Monday, and it was worth every breathtaking moment. This was a wedding anniversary northern Arizona vacay so it was a beautiful place to be, an quite thought-provoking to think about the ways the ancient peoples made this canyon home....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jessi540
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with two adults and two children (ages 6 & 8). The trail is easy to follow and has plenty of places to rest if needed. My only regret is that we arrived late in the day so we had to rush a bit....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AZHappyGirl
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We were on a Road Scholar's tour of the native america historical sites. Walnut Canyon is a beautiful venue with a walk-able trail getting you excellent views of the historical native american homes in the cliffs.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Seattlegirl55
Reviewed 27 November 2018

I make my living taking photos of the national parks and famous landscapes. My work is sold on Getty Images and I have some of my work displayed in galleries in Sedona and Jerome. Walnut Canyon National Monument in northern AZ was one of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

So glad we took the time to visit and walk down along the Island Trail - a unique and delightful experience! Fascinating and scenic. We were pressed for time so just did the Island Trail and then took off for Wupatki National Monument. You could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank famtravelswest
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Due to knee issues, I couldn't do the hike down the stairs to see the ancient cliff dwellings up close. So we took the much easier hike on a paved path that winds along the rim of the canyon. Amazing history here, as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kevin L
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Response from Seattlegirl55 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure if it open during the shutdown but I believe it is on reservation land which is not tied to the government shutdown.
25 August 2018|
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Response from dennisjunesr | Reviewed this property |
There are stairs. And more stairs. Then more. Sorry, any lady that PG should not consider this as casual. The pathways are well defined and we'll maintained. But it is steep and somewhat grueling. Toozigoot and Montezuma... More