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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 #2 of 45 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Canyons, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: See millions of years of history unraveled in the geology of the rocks at this popular scenic and...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Canyons, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for 1-2 hours with my husband, as we had read great reviews on tripadvisor. There is about a 45 minute hike/trail that takes you right down near the cave dwellings, and though the hike is rather short, it is definitely worth seeing - lots of beautiful views and photo ops, plus great easy to hike trail and history!... More 

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Northern Arizona
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74 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

this place has it all...a challenging hiking trail, beautiful scenery, ancient ruins and plenty of fresh air. There are easier trails too and a nice visitors' center.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It had snowed just a few days prior to our arrival and we were concerned about the conditions. The trail was very clear (only one icy spot) but it was quite a hike back up, we are 58 & 60 years old and not in the best shape but it is very doable and well worth the climb. Beautiful place!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We came here to get our passports stamped (if you dont have one you need to get one!). The visitors center has some great exhibitions to look at. The walk around the canyon is about a mile down an array of stairs. If you are in good physical condition, I highly recommend it because you get to walk inside some... More 

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very unique experience. We arrived just before they were closing access to the trails, so remember that they close trail entrances 1 hour prior to closing. We only had time to do the Island Trail, which is a MUST see. Very cool! The steps are a lot, especially when pregnant, but worth it.

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Arizona, Usa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The best kept secret in Arizona. More fun than the Grand Canyon as you can walk down to the ancient peoples caves and back to the lodge in less than 2 hours. We are 70 years old and did the climb down, the 1 mile loop, and the climb back in 1 hour and 20 minutes taking many many photographs.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The .9 mile loop through the Sinagua Indian cave dwellings is interesting and easy. A nice way to spend an hour, especially if you linger at the Visitor Center for a bit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went to Walnut Canyon after a day of lots of snow. The crew had obviously done a great job removing the snow so that visitors could still take the trail (mostly stairs) to walk among one part of the ruins. Wonderful visit. Beautiful views in the snow. Video is informative about the people who lived here, and rangers were... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Walnut Canyon is great because it is so close to Flagstaff and is such an easy way to see ruins. I love to take out of towners there. There are a lot of stairs but the entire tour can be done really quickly, or you can spend more time checking out the scenery. It is a real treat!

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Took the kids for a second time. What a wonderful experience to be able to walk among, and in, the ruins. Great to imagine what life was like for these people so many years ago.

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