We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928 526 3367
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 45 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Write a Review

712 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    490
    192
    27
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views but bring your hiking boots if you want to see the cliff dwellings. The views from the top are still worth a trip to see if your in the flagstaff area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seaford, Delaware
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Shows how difficult life must have been... Great staff, very informative. Best in AM when it is cooler. Beautiful view, lots of history to see, very enjoyable. Personally enjoyed Wutpaki more though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Connecticut
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Huntington Beach, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penn Run, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prescott, Arizona
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alfreton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Walnut Canyon National Monument also viewed

 

Been to Walnut Canyon National Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Walnut Canyon National Monument?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing