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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
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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.
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Gilbert, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Walnut Canyon National Monument features a collection of single-story cliff dwellings built high on a canyon wall. There are two ways to view the canyon, the Rim Trail above the canyon or the Island Trail. The Island takes you to the dwellings and gives you a close up look at the dwellings. This trail is about a 1 mile long... More

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Los Angeles
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We visited Walnut Canyon on our last day in Flagstaff. I am glad we did and I'm glad we waited for our last day. The settlement is nowhere near as large and impressive as Mesa Verde. However, you get a great sense of how the positioning of the dwellings was made, midway between the top and bottom, protecting the inhabitants... More

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188 reviews 188 reviews
76 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stopped at Walnut Canyon National Monument on the way to Flagstaff, AZ from Page, AZ. The cliff dwellings were small in comparison to other cliff dwellings that we had seen. The interesting part of Walnut Canyon was that you could see how a community could form on the island mountain with Walnut Creek at the bottom of the canyon.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Always worth the trip. Only disappointment was that part of the loop trail was closed for repairs. Need to be able to climb stairs to see most of the ruins.

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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Walnut Canyon is a very narrow canyon. There are ruins in several areas; some you can walk into and others in the other side of the canyon. There are really only 2 trails; one down into the canyon and the other along the rim.

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San Diego, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a place to not miss... simply incredible scenery and an interesting area. Loved it and highly recommend this area.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited Walnut Canyon without mixed expectations. We were blown away. The views are spectacular. We were in awe of the landscape. The tenacity of the wildlife to endure and grow is breathtaking. And then you take the trail down and you realise people lived here... Part of the walk is closed which is a little disappointing but it's still... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had already visited several Ancient Pueblo ruins by the time we arrived at Walnut Canyon. I had considered not stopping there, as we were short for time. So glad we did. We did not walk all the way down into the canyon, as my husband has bad knees, but we walked the rim trail, and using our binoculars, were... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is our third time here. Unfortunately part of the trail was closed for repairs, but most of it was open. It is really amazing being able to walk along the cliffs and into the cliff homes where people lived hundreds of years ago. Be prepared for some steps to climb on your way back to the visitor center! Good... More

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Portland OR
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The walk down to see the cliff side dwellings was worth the 250+ stairs coming back up! Excellent views of the canyon and the homes carved into the rocks, with good descriptive markers along the way.

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