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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928 526 3367
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Ranked #2 of 46 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking
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... more » 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. « less
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Show Low, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A beautiful canyon and you can walk through the cliff dwellings of the ancient Americans. Only minutes from flagstaff one can learn about and experience this ancient culture as well as get a pretty good cardio workout in a short visit. It is a national park so there is an entrance fee. If you choose to walk down to the... More

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Overgaard, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Walnut Canyon is the perfect park if you want to visit a National Park but only have a few hours. This park is located right off Interstate 40, just outside Flagstaff. The main attraction is prehistoric cliff dwellings. The trail is just the right length for a short hike, and it brings you right to these amazing ancient structures. The... More

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Port Sanilac, Michigan, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is another example of ancient cliff dwellers homes and unique in its own way. You can get the feel of the place even if you elect not to face the 250 plus steps to come back up. There are viewing areas and a bascily flat walk that gives you the perspective of the place without expending the energy of... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Walnut Canyon while in Sedona for a few days and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the trails and closeness to the ancient cliff dwellings. As we looked around while walking on the trail, more and more were visible. As others have commented, the Island Trail is quite steep in parts, but there are plenty of... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a short hike in the area to spend a little time outside, and Walnut Canyon was an excellent choice. It was a 15 minute drive from town, and we wound up spending the better part of 3 hours exploring. Well worth taking the time to visit, whether your have an hour or three you won't regret... More

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Vancouver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Walnut Canyon National Monument is just off the highway, east of Flagstaff. We had a fun ramble along the path past the cliff dwellings. There are some stairs to climb but it wasn't difficult. The rangers on staff were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the site.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We didn't really know what to expect when we decided to take in Walnut Canyon National Monument - we couldn't have been more pleased. This is a must see if you are in the Flagstaff area. The views are spectacular from above and down below as well. The trail starts right from the visitor center and is mostly stairs and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a very interesting national monument very close to Flagstaff. We took the stairs down to view the cliff dwellings and climbed back up 214 stairs. Take water and take your time...it is worth the trip!

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Georgia mountains, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is a hike down into the canyon to see the cliff dwellings, but it is worth it. Just take your time coming back up and take rests on the provided benches. The trail takes you down into the canyon where you can see geologic features like giant rocks that were formed in the shifting sands pattern that was their... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stunning place but not for those with a fear of heights but a nice alternative flat walk around the rim.

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