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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 42 attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited several of the national parks in arizona on our recent trip-on a quest for junior ranger badges for the kids. This was my favorite outside of the Grand Canyon. This is a cliff dwelling that you can access via stairs and walkways constructed along the cliffs. It's not for the skittish, as there are no railings on the... More

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Grand Canyon
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have lived in the Flagstaff area for 10 years, never visited until last weekend. Loved the place. There are so many dwellings it is unbelievable! You can make this a quick trip or spend hours looking at the dwellings and reading the signs on the Island trail. The trail has 240 steps, so take your time, and enjoy the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed an early morning hike along the trail paths at Walnut Canyon. With cool but sunny weather this was just perfect for the hike. Plenty of information also available at the visitor centre too. Highly recommend!!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place for all and educational. It can be daunting with the many steps down and then getting back up them, but it is worth it. And be careful of the weather anytime of year, it can be hot in the summer but what with the monsoons it can change from nice and sunny to cold, windy and/or rainy so... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This site is a great introduction to the cliff dwellers of the northern Arizona plateau. Even though they are not as elaborate or impressive as other sites, this one allows an intimate "visit". Once you "hike" down a stair/path you can actually walk through the individual dwellings. A bit of a challenge to walk back up, but there are conveniently... More

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this marvel, just east of Flagstaff off the I-40, it's well worth the detour. Good visitors Center and again I would recommend taking time out to watch the video, it explains very well the caves and dwellings you are going to see, and a portrait of how the cave dwellers lived their lives. There is a trail a... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

There are very steep steps downtown the dwellings, so it is not for the feeble. But it is a great sight to see.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This is a must see while in flagstaff. Hubby and I came here on our first day in the area and was in awe! It was an amazing experience and only $5 per person. Recommend seeing this before the grand canyon - it really puts things into perspective! Do the "difficult" rated canyon hike! You get down by the ruins... More

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Diamond bar, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It is located east of Flagstaff and a must visit place. There are steps (lots of it) to take you down to the bottom, 1 mile loop total so be prepared as the weather changes very quickly. Very interested to see how deep it is and how Native American once built there pithouses between rock layers. A must see place... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Beautiful vistas and views. Although it was a wicked windy day we really enjoyed our trip. My grandson earned another Jr Ranger badge and we learned a lot of history.

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