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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 34 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Canyons, National Parks, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: See millions of years of history unraveled in the geology of the rocks at this popular scenic and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Canyons, National Parks, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
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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 young children, Activities for older children

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Clovis, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This place offers a great opportunity to learn about the cliff dwelling Indians and their history. The worst thing that can happen is that you have enjoyed a beautiful walk thru a park like setting on interpretive trails. The staff from the park service are so helpful and willing to share insights on the area and its history. Very welcoming... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

go in the off season when it isn't crowded. I saw 2 other people on the trail. great views of cliff dwellings and a nice workout over the course of 90 minutes.

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Cheshire, England
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15 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

There is a path which winds down into the canyon from the visitor centre which gives an excellent overview of the settlement and rock shelters. The rangers are very helpful and there are plenty of hand rails on the steeper sections. Allow a couple of hours for a full walk around the site.

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Farmington, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Amazing that people actually lived in these cliff dwellings. The paved walk and stairs made it easy for us. Very informative and interesting.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great spot and so much information about the native people who once lived here. Great hiking...lots of steps...wear tennis shoes!

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Calgary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Incredibly worthwhile. Close to the freeway, very helpful staff, short hike down just under 300 stairs, then an easy walk on a well maintained hard surface trail , taking you past some of the dwellings that were inhabited 800 years ago (by some pretty tough people -it would have been quite cold in the winters) And if you're into geology,... More 

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West Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

For National Monuments this is a small one, but wow, what a jewel! A few miles off the main highway to Flagstaff but well worth the drive. The main ruins behind the visitor's center are phenomenal. A relative short walk but packed with fascinating history and a close up view of large and intricate ruins. The second set of ruins... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We visited Walnut Canyon National Monument on our way back to Flagstaff from Meteor Crater. It was fantastic to get close to the adobe dwellings and look over the canyon. There are lots of warnings that the climb can be strenuous - we took our time on the way out of the canyon so that we could rest up and... More 

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Crofton, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Don't miss this National monument. It's fascinating to see how smart the inhabitants of this time period were able to create a community in the side of a mountain. Please note that the steps leading down to the cliff dwellings are steep and they're exhausting climbing back up them! Bring water!!

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Sarasota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

we saw an eagle out in the canyon, but it was still very cold with some snow in May. If you are near Flagstaff, you should go to see the canyon

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