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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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Allendale, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped here towards the end of our trip after seeing the awesome Glen, Marble and Grand Canyons, so as a canyon, Walnut Canyon is a little anticlimactic . However the walk down the many steps and around the cliff dwelling ruins was really peaceful and interesting . There are signs along the way, so you can learn a lot about... More

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scottsdale
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It only takes an hour, though you may prefer to spend longer. You can step into some of these ancient cliff dwellings. It's a unique and spectacular canyon. As much as I love archeology, my favorite part was at the end as we watched the great hawks hunting and circling in the air -- below us!

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Columbia, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Things to know: *It's very close to Flagstaff, easily accessible *There is a visitor's center (the bathrooms are outside). I can't actually tell you anything about the visitor's center exhibits because I didn't have time to look at any. They close the Island Trail at 4pm sharp. We got there at 3:50 and when I paid my entrance fee at... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You can walk the rim path or take the many steps down - and up- to get closer tot he cliff dwellings. A beautiful peaceful place with lots of history.

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Dayton
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70 reviews 70 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A favorite place to stop & hike. See if you can spot the lightning strikes at the visitor center .... A little bit of a drive off I-40 but well worth it !

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I was pleasently suprised by Walnut Canyon, I actually just went there randomly...was near the area put Recreation into the GPS and wound up there...It's a very unique place to visit. The facilities themselves are not entirely impressive but the actual canyon and trail down is cool!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The tourist information did not do this park justice. It's 250 steps down to the ruins, but it is a well improved and maintained trail. You can actually walk into the ruins. Amazing! By far, one of the highlights of our trip. Warning though, don't go down if you or someone in your party can't walk up steps. The site... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Worth the sort drive from Flagstaff to see cliff dwellings. You can really get an idea how native American's lived in this beautiful canyon.

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This stop wasn't in our plans but read about Walnut Canyon and decided to stop. Watches a video about the canyon before we took the Island Trail with 240 steps down, nice paved walkways through lovely canyon views and remains of 25 of the many Pubelo cliff dwelling rooms. You can go into many of the rooms. We enjoyed the... More

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Show Low, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

An absolutely stunning area. How and why people decided to build their homes on the side of these steep cliffs I'll never understand. It is a very educational and eye opening self guided tour. They were improving the paths while we were there and had to use zip lines to get their equipment from one hillside to the next. Take... More

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