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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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I must have driven by this hundreds of times in the past 40+ years of driving between New Mexico and Arizona/California. I finally took the time to explore this a year or so ago... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Henderson, Nevada
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Henderson, Nevada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I must have driven by this hundreds of times in the past 40+ years of driving between New Mexico and Arizona/California. I finally took the time to explore this a year or so ago. It is not phenomenal, like the Grand Canyon, but very compact and well done. You can spend an hour, or half a day, and see pretty... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We popped in to Walnut Canyon and didn't know what to expect. It's a very picturesque canyon with great photo opportunities. There are a couple of walks, one along the top of the canyon and one that is more strenuous into the canyon itself, we didn't do either as we were a little pressed for time. For $5 admission it... More 

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orange county, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The castle is grand and the well is amazing, but at Walnut Canyon you can get a close look at the ruins which are situated on a cliff. Amazing to see how these amazing people lived and wonder how they got done for food and water.

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Portland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped in because we love National Parks and Monuments. We received excellent info about the area from the staff. There is a rather strenuous walk to get to the area of real interest for most but that does not take away from this great place. In fact, we stopped back a 2nd time because we encountered a bus load... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Please be sure and visit beautiful Walnut Canyon National Park, the hike into the canyon was absolutely spectacular. Superintendent Kayci-Cook Collins provided a wealth of information to all visitors that crossed her path today, she's a true asset to the state of AZ and will provide an in-depth history to this area. If you're in Flagstaff, AZ, don't leave without... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area well worth visiting. When we went in late April, it was very windy at the top but warm as you went lower. Bring water as you will need it. The hike back up is strenuous, about 240 steps back up. However, worth it if you have the time to go all the way down and take your time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The thing I wonder is: how did those people do it??? The cliffs are sheer and, though terraced, it must have been a seriously difficult thing to travel up&down to gather food, transport water, hunt, visit neighbors, etc. Tough life, for sure. If you decide to visit, I would suggest arriving at the earliest possible time to avoid the heat,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

A gentleman from Evergreen Colorado that we ran into at a rest stop that was marketing Indian jewelry atop the switchbacks from Sedona up to Flagstaff, told us about Walnut Canyon. Our GPS found it for us and we had a great time. The walk down was easy, and the ruins were fascinating. The walk up we took more slowly,... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Just outside of Flagstaff, it's a beautiful place. A couple of hours on the trail and you can see the canyon and 20 or so cliff dwellings (which you can enter). It's a significant climb back up, so be prepared.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If my feet hadn't been hurting, I would have hiked down into the canyon. Someday I'll be back to do that very thing!

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