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“Up close view of history”

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Ranked #1 of 100 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Up close view of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

A great, educational hike that offers stunning views. We did the Island Hike which is a steep 300 stairs down then its even terrain. Takes about an hour and a half to do the hike. You are able to be up close and personal with the cliff dwellings, with signs along the way giving you information. Remember its at 7000 feet elevation, so it may not be a hike for the weary and bring plenty of water. I did it in flip flops and I'd say those were fine.

Visited September 2013
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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“Quick and Easy to Get to”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Just 3 miles off the main highway. Breathtaking views. Two hiking trails, one is easier along the rim and the other (the Island) trail takes about an hour. The island of cliff dwellings is 285 feet down and there are 185 stairs to climb down then back up. It is amazing how 300 Native American families lived in the cliffs of the steep canyon walls. There is a museum there, a souvenir shop, and rest rooms. The cost for adults is $5.00 per person and there is plenty of free parking.

Visited August 2014
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Denver
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“A great hike, educational and beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Everyone can enjoy as you can take a rim hike which is easy, or the steps to the Island Hike. Don't forget this is at around 7000 feet elevation so it make take some time. There are cliff dwellings to see up close and at a distance. you may see some wildlife and will see great views throughout the canyon.

Visited August 2014
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“Do the Island Hike - Nice hike with lots to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Do the Island Hike in Walnut Canyon. It is a short hike (but steep in some areas). It is really cool to see all the ruins and you can actually walk into them. Really cool to see how people lived so many years ago. Probably about 1.5 hours round trip.

Visited September 2013
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Allendale, New Jersey
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“Short, but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped here towards the end of our trip after seeing the awesome Glen, Marble and Grand Canyons, so as a canyon, Walnut Canyon is a little anticlimactic . However the walk down the many steps and around the cliff dwelling ruins was really peaceful and interesting . There are signs along the way, so you can learn a lot about the place in about an hour. The rim trail is easier, but nothing special...you won't get to see any ruins that way.

Visited August 2014
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