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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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An opportunity to learn about the civilizations that preceeded us

It is an interesting location to see, up close, the ruins of a Native American civilization and to learn about how they lived in this area

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Scottsdale AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It is an interesting location to see, up close, the ruins of a Native American civilization and to learn about how they lived in this area

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Huntington Beach, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A favorite stop on my way to Flagstaff or Santa Fe, NM. Good bathroom stop or historical stop for those interested in US history or Native American history.

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The trail down to the cliff houses is right out the back of the visitor's center. Watch the video in the visitor's center before you go down-- it will help you appreciate the cliff houses and village so much more. Take time to talk to the Volunteers who patrol the path-- they are very knowledgeable and will can out some... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely cavern that is truly tucked away. Thankfully TripAdvisor had this on their attraction list and it was highly rated. Great information provided by all the personnel we encountered. The Island Trail does have a lot of steps but you can take your time. The community of cliff dwellings in totally fascinating.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed hiking around Walnut Canyon. Only about 10 minutes from Flagstaff and not too long of a trail but there are a lot of stairs. if you don't like stairs there is a ridge hike. Beautiful view of canyon and ruins.

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely prehistoric site preserved in a natural state, not swarming with visitors, and easily accessible from Flagstaff. It a great afternoon climb and stroll.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's difficult to imagine, as you're driving along Rt 66, in almost nothing but flat, dry prairie as far as the eye can see, that 3 miles off the highway is the most beautiful canyon! If you can do a relatively easy hike, be sure to hike the Island path. There are lots of steps down, but it's a flat... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

An easy drive from Flagstaff and free with the Annual Pass. The Island Trail is a must because it takes you down amongst the caves. The way back up is a bit more challenging if it's hot and not used to climbing at 6,690ft. But there are stopping places where you can rest and drink the water you MUST carry.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a mid morning trip from Flagstaff. Took very little time to find the park. The Island trail is about 1 mile in total. A fairly steep switch-back via stairs to get to the trail around the island butte. The Island trial is easy after the stair switch-back. Beautiful views of the canyon & lots of ruins in the distance... More 

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Lakewood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing treasure in Flagstaff. If you are in good shape and not afraid of heights, go into the canyon. If you, like me, are terrified of heights, you will still be able to enjoy the monument but not up close and personal. It's a steep way down and a long way up. Still, everyone who visits Northern AZ should experience... More 

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