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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928 526 3367
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Ranked #2 of 44 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Had a great time spent the entire day there lots to see and do. great day to get in exercise and had wonderful lunch

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Connecticut
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A spectacular hike into a ravine to see ruins of cliff dwellings. This is a fairly strenuous walk/ hike for the casual hiker, easy for a seasoned hiker. A fairly well maintained narrow trail all along. No scrambling or bouldering, but narrow trail and currently mostly gravel. The 185 steps the beginning and end are in sections and sort of... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had made it to Flagstaff a day early and on a last minute whim, we decided to go to Walnut Canyon. Right from the entrance, the staff here were very helpful, and kind. We had wanted to buy an annual National Park pass with a credit card and the Ranger waved us in to purchase at the Visitor Center.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Walnut Canyon National Monument is a short drive off Hwy 40 east of Flagstaff. While not as large or spectacular as Mesa Verde, this site offers a breathtaking view,an interesting walk and close contact with more cliff ruins without overwhelming crowds. The narrow paved trail allows access to several dwellings as well as distant cross-canyon views of impossibly inaccessible dwellings... More

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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We hiked the part of the loop trail that was open - there was construction going on, but it didn't stop us from seeing some great views and learning about the cliff dwellings. We didn't hike the rim trail but it looked nice.

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is a rim trail but the trek down the steps is well worth the effort. Take water with you as going down is easy but you will be glad you have water on the return climb.The scenery is spectacular and you are able to explore the pueblos at your leisure. There are benches for those of us that need... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife and I have been to Walnut Canyon twice, and enjoyed it both times. If you are out of shape (as I was on our second visit), you will find the loop trail very challenging (I think there are 185 concrete stair steps going down). The descent is even harder that the ascent, and I think it took us... More

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Liked the walk along the canyon rim. Saw plenty of wildlife, which included Squirrels, Lizards and Blue jays. The only fault was parking, not enough spaces.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is one of the best trips you can take. The monument gives visitors the ability to hike down into a cave dwelling area of an ancient people and actually enter the living and cooking areas of a cave people that cannot be matched. A steep access and exit will limit some but is worth every bit of the effort.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Interesting information about the people who lived in the canyon. Nicely maintained trail. The numerous steps have stopping points so you can admire the view.

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