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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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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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To bad the snow closed the trail

On Day 3 of our Arizona trip we left Holbrook for the Grand Canyon. Along the way we decided to visit the Flagstaff Area Monuments. The first stop was the Walnut Canon National... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Russ M
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Woodbury, Minnesota

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On Day 3 of our Arizona trip we left Holbrook for the Grand Canyon. Along the way we decided to visit the Flagstaff Area Monuments. The first stop was the Walnut Canon National Monument. Unfortunately for us the main trail was closed due to ice, however, there was no charge to visit the park and we were able to walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice visitors center and easy trails. Original structures with an educational back story. Beautiful setting. Makes it easy to picture what life was like.

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Thank JaniceMilwaukee
Williams, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a neat place to hike and get an introduction to the people that use to inhabit this area hundreds of years ago. Right off Interstate 40

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Thank Randal T
Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting look back at ancient Native American culture and lifestyle. Beautiful views. Just be prepared - walking down into the canyon and around the trails is easy enough, but climbing the stairs back out is quite a task. Not for the unfit, the elderly, little children or anyone with heart or lung conditions.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

200 (spaced out) stairs take you about 1/3 of the way down into the canyon. As you walk about 1 mile in a loop around the canyon, you pass by original/patched up cliff dwellings. This park is well marked with signs explaining the local flora.

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Thank lizanne104
District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is very interesting to see how they built the dwellings. Good to walk around with the guides, and very informative. Nice to visit.

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Thank 8Oiseaux
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful hike through Walnut Canyon exploring cliff dwellings. For those with height phobias, the walk could be a little unnerving but trust me it was well worth it. The walk was down hill along a maintained path, so you'll be climbing up at the end. We went with an older teen and two 20 year olds (all girls) who absolutely... More 

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Thank Fallgirlma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, long, challenging hike specially in the hot summer months. It is exposed with may steep steps. I did it with 3 young kids. Although they struggled the enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here this weekend and we had an amazing time. My 2 kids had so much fun. Definitely we will go back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our free fee day in this park. The hike was a good climb and offered beautiful breath-taking views of a canyon of various rock formations. It was the perfect day for it. Bathroom facilities were very nice and the tourist center was very nice.

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