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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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Beautiful Views, Fascinating History to Behold

Walnut Canyon was well worth the time we spent there (which was on the advice of a relative). The hike is very doable, though the last part of the climb up on steep steps was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Morton, IL
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Morton, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Walnut Canyon was well worth the time we spent there (which was on the advice of a relative). The hike is very doable, though the last part of the climb up on steep steps was the greatest challenge for me, and I was breathing hard at the end. It was planned as a loop of about a mile or so,... More 

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Weatherford, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walnut Canyon is a very nice place to go and see the cliff dwellings and learn about ancient native american people.Admission is $5 and they close at 5, maybe later in summer. Very pretty and a lot of steps down and back up, you view the dwellings from a distance, great photo ops. The NPS staff made it clear that... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Checked trip adviser website for what to do for a morning near Flagstaff & this Canyon was highly rated, we agree. Luckily we arrived fairly early & before all the school trips arrived. As the walk down to see the Cave Dwellings involves descending quite a way, you need to be fit enough to walk up again, however, lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A very nice place to see around Flagstaff (before or after a visit to the Grand Canyon. The archaeological finding are very interesting and the view is fantastic

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you've read other reviews you know about all the steps...yes there are many & yes you should understand your own physical limitations. With that said, we had a great time and enjoyed learning about the ancient cultures and people who lived here. You can see how they lived and marvel at their ingenuity. The canyon itself is beautiful, too.... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We hadn't heard there were cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon National Monument. They should change the name to "Walnut Canyon Cliff Dwellings National Monument so more people who are interested will known and visit. My husband and I both have some physical limitations, but we made the entire decent to the cliff houses. Every few steps provided a new terrific... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wow - what a surprise and gem of a national monument! We were recommended to this attraction from the England House B&B staff and we were not disappointed by any means! In fact, we were amazed that we never knew how much incredible history there was in Walnut Creek Canyon. The Native American Cave dwellings that are still visible are... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A nice visitor's center and the staff was providing lessons on various native endeavors like making arrow heads and hunting. A nice place for a short hike.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The first thing you see is the steep canyon walls that the Sinagua, people without water, lived in. There are 240 steps leading down to the island. The path goes around the island of land that many of the cliff dwellings are situated in. When we were there the path was being repaired and you had to turn around and... More 

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oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The "Island" hike is a very cool hike through history. Not truly a hike, but certainly more than a walk. Well worth the short drive, $5 and the exertion to climb the stairs. Hard to capture in photos so you have to see it to appreciate it.

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