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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Address: Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone Number: +1 928 526 3367
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Ranked #1 of 78 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Monuments & statues, National Parks, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: See millions of years of history unraveled in the geology of the rocks at this popular scenic and...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Canyons, Monuments & statues, National Parks, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It's not the Grand Canyon but it is pretty. Interesting with the old ruins. A nice walk. I didn't walk all the way down, but was told it was worth the walk.

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Adelaide, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Got the information from the information centre which was a help as we did not have a lot of time left after the main visit to the Grand Canyon.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

An amazing piece of preserved history with up-close views. We did the Island Hike first thing in the morning so we were virtually alone and the morning sun made the location breathtaking. The walk back up is somewhat strenuous including a number of stair cases but well worth the effort for anyone in reasonable physical shape.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Didn't have time to drive to the Grand Canyon while staying in Flagstaff, but needed an outdoor adventure to move our legs after a 7 1/2 hour drive. My 16 yr old son and I loved this hike. It was pretty, informative, and interesting(saying a lot for a 16 yr old:). Overall not too challenging for those who are in... More 

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flagstaff,az
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

one of the truly worthwhile cliff dwelling monuments to visit, let the traveler be informed their is a great deal of walking and climbing involved in truly experiencing the monument, but truly worthwhile

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Goodyear, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I needed to fill up a couple of days with my two kids while my wife was attending a training event in Flagstaff. We did the basic loop trail, it was perfect. Easy enough for them while still tiring them out, and a good gift shop at the end.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love it. It is easy to get to. Good parking. Very interesting seeing how people use to live in the canyon walls. A great, easy, short, yet interesting & beautiful hike.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an excellent educational site but if you are not able to climb down to the ruins and back to the visitors center it is not for you. The experience is unforgettable and gives you the best feel for what the ancient cultures endured.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Historic beautiful and a workout at the same time!! 226 steps take you to the bottom of the canyon should you choose to walk it up and down. You also see Native American Native Pueblos and Ruins

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The cliff dwellings are very interesting to see. They are amazing. I even ran into a local who said he visits there often. If you decide to visit, bring walking shoes and water. There are two short trails which you can go on. The best one is the one which descends into the canyon. There are a lot of stairs... More 

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