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Walnut Canyon National Monument

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Address: Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone Number: +1 928 526 3367
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Activities: Hiking
Description: See millions of years of history unraveled in the geology of the rocks at...
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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Simply Amazing!

Amazing...the only work to describe it. Many people rate the Grand Canyon higher than Walnut Canyon...I would actually rate this Monument higher than the Grand Canyon. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing...the only work to describe it. Many people rate the Grand Canyon higher than Walnut Canyon...I would actually rate this Monument higher than the Grand Canyon. The scenery, structures and beauty is amazing. Yes there are a lot of steps to get down in to the canyon and it even feels like more steps going up but if you pace... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Very cool place. Almost spiritual. Be prepared to walk down 240 steps to see the ruins. If your scared of heights don't look down. I would suggest visiting Walnut Canyon before the Grand Canyon just because the GC is beyond amazing!

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Walnut Canyon is just outside of Flagstaff, yet it is literally a time and world away. The premier trail is the Island Trail. The trail descends 240 steps into the canyon. Along the way, you see cliff dwellings across the canyon; and you just have to wonder: how the heck did they get up and down the canyon cliff walls?... More 

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hood river, oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Walnut Canyon is a great place to visit. The exhibits in the canyon walk were very well done. Good place to hike and enjoy history, too. Lovely spot.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Unlike most cliff dwelling sites, where one enters a valley and climbs up, here the very nice visitor center is on the canyon rim, with trails down to the dwellings. Also very good views across the canyon from the top for those less energetic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I expected to get to the top of the canyon and look in to see the cliff dwellers, then leave. what a surprise this place was, we spend well over two hours here, you can go down into the canyon and actually walk about some of the ruins and actually see first hand how they lived here. AMAZING good work... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited here on a recommendation from a local innkeeper. Well worth the drive in off I-40. All I can say it was very beautiful and rugged.

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Arizona, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Walk down a path into the past 1000 years when this area was occupied by the Sinagua Tribe. Fantastic welcome center and $Million vistas. Down a path to the actual dwellings--walk right in and sit in them and wonder what life was like back then.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Awesome locale and a rare glimpse of our Native American heritage. Not sure if I am more impressed by their ability to wrest a living from a very harsh environment or their apparent indifference to dizzying heights!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Walking along the ridges of this canyon it's hard to imagine people actually lived here. But the houses show clearly that whole communities were built on the cliffs. I would have given it a 5***** if it wasn't for the fact that it's a true tourist attraction with all paths paved. The super manicured look and feel creates more distance... More 

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