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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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I debated taking the family for fear my 6 year old would be bored. But she loved it. She yelled "echo" about 100 times. And she thought it was "cool" that people had lived... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I debated taking the family for fear my 6 year old would be bored. But she loved it. She yelled "echo" about 100 times. And she thought it was "cool" that people had lived there. So I will say kids enjoy it. BUT keep small children close as there are a few spots with no railings. It is quite a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit. Kids had fun filling in the Rangers guide. The walk was nice and easy paced. Lots of stairs, take water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Always a pleasure to see how very well the USA cares for its publicy owned national park system. This is no exception. The Island Trail takes about an hour - by which time you have learned a lot about the lives of the indigenous people who created whole communities around the cave shelters fashioned by millions of years of erosion.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My parents, husband and son visited Walnut Canyon. Mom had her dog and pets are only allowed in the parking lot. She headed into Flagstaff while the rest of us enjoyed the park. Elevation is almost 7,000 feet. My husband and son took the Island Trail. It consisted of a lot of stairs (over 200) and then a loop where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting, informational and historical. Fun interpretive hiking trails. Plenty to see and do. Recommended for entire families.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The only issue I had with this was the hours, they closed down what seemed like really early and we visited later in the afternoon. By time we go done with the island loop the building was already closed - 4:30. Worth the walk down and hike back up to learn the history of the people who lived in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I stopped by Walnut Canyon on my last day as a quick stop before heading to the airport. It was well worth the 2 hours plus I stayed there. Both trails are easy though you have to pace yourself on the trail down to the cave dwellings on the way back up.

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love going here with our kids and our parents. Everyone seems to enjoy the scenery, history and the challenge of the short but beautiful hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

They have built a nice trail and made it as easy as possible to be able to go down a bit into canyon. The dwellings are interesting. Only takes an hour to walk down and back up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited in July 2015 and found the site to be very intriguing. We have visited most dwelling sites in AZ. This one is unique because there are so many preserved and unpreserved dwellings here. Some you can walk in and out of. Others you can view from the trail that circumvents the park. The park trail is easy to... More 

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Additional Information about Walnut Canyon National Monument

Address: Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone Number: +1 928 526 3367
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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