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Address: Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone Number: +1 928 526 3367
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See millions of years of history unraveled in the geology of the rocks at...

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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Great place to see the past up close

this is a wonderful area to spend seeing our native americans up close and how they lived in this area. You walk the area with very good walking paths and can see where they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lauren S
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a wonderful area to spend seeing our native americans up close and how they lived in this area. You walk the area with very good walking paths and can see where they lived. The setting is very pretty and worth the time to see this.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cost is $8 per person unless you have your national parks pass. It has two primary paths. The 1.6 mile loop has great history and interesting information. Beware that there are significant steps down and back up (240 each way). Rim trail is OK, about .7 mile in length.

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Thank Scott M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We intended to do just the flat trail along the rim of the canyon, but the Island Trail, with many stairs down the cliff face, was too intriguing, so we keep going down "just a little further". In addition to spectacular scenery and interesting cliff dwellings, they were lots of wild flowers.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were looking for a 1/2 day excursion and was pleasantly surprised by wonder of this canyon. Well maintained, beautiful sites, history and little workout to boot. There was a wonderful volunteer with whom we engaged in conversation for a while. He was originally from Brooklyn but moved to the area years ago. He was a wealth of knowledge and... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had heard of this canyon for years. After 31 years of living in AZ, we decided to check it out! We were glad we did. It was an easy hike into the canyon and once we were in, we were treated to gorgeous views of the canyon and Native American ruins. Very historic and beautiful! It is a must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on an early morning hike through here. Great building with educational information on the Monument and the history. Great scenery! Plenty of information while walking through to visualize the history of the Canyon. Lots of stairs to walk though.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walnut Canyon is one of those amazing "must see" place when visiting Northern Arizona. It's easy to drive to and very closely located on the east end of Flagstaff. Hiking is fairly low stress and can be done by most. This "old Gal" can still do it with a sturdy walking stick in hand. There is nothing like experiencing a... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was really neat! From the visitor center up top, we walked down quite a few stairs to access the cliffside dwellings. Then you walk around a cliff, from the north side all the way around back to where you started and back up the stairs. Along the way, you see numerous cliffside dwellings where Indians lived and stored... More 

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Belhaven, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful canyon, wonderful walking trails, amazing to see how Indians, years ago, lived on the side of cliffs with their homes built back in the crevices of the cliffs. I cannot imagine their life. Seems that they would have to be part mountain goat. The government does a great job in maintaining this piece of history

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walnut Canyon is the most accessible of cliff dwellings. 400 stairs take you down into a beautiful rocky canyon to see these simple dwellings. Take a break every 50 steps or so on the hike back up.

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