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Walnut Canyon National Monument

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We hiked the Island Trail. The steps were not too bad. Very interesting landscape and cultural... read more

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krg999
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Definitely worth a visit

After several visits to Flagstaff, we finally made time to visit Walnut Canyon, and were very glad... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BonB
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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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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Reviewed yesterday

We hiked the Island Trail. The steps were not too bad. Very interesting landscape and cultural information. Freindly rangers. Definitely recommend.

Thank krg999
Reviewed 2 days ago

After several visits to Flagstaff, we finally made time to visit Walnut Canyon, and were very glad we did. The visitor center has a nice exhibit of artifacts and historical information about the site. The main attraction is the Island Trail, a short but steep...More

Thank BonB
Reviewed 2 days ago

Upon arrival at the Monument, we had intended to walk to rim trail (it was hot and we are in our 60s). The park ranger (very nice) talked us into the Island Trail. It was a hike back up. The trail goes down into the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best for hikers, daytrippers, picnics and family Other canyons and NP in area have much better views Not for HDCP

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are two trails at this National Monument - the Rim trail, a short, level 0.7 mile trail that runs along the top edge of the canyon in spots affords some nice views and unreconstrusted ruins of pit houses. Take the time to read the...More

2  Thank Victor S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped at Walnut Canyon on the way through to Monument Valley and wasn’t disappointed. Beautiful Canyon and so peaceful. Absolutely stunning. Quite a few steps down (and back up) but hand rails on a lot and nothing too strenuous.

Thank CaroleD644
Reviewed 5 days ago

When I heard that there were 240 steps to see the cliff dwellings I was very reluctant due to heart issue. Our initial intent was only to do the rim trail. However, after seeing the cliff dwellings from that vantage point, I did not want...More

1  Thank black325
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walnut Canyon, what a piece of history. A safe place to live in safety, lots of stairs but worth it to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history and beautiful scenery. The hike is a somewhat difficult because of the stairs but it was still enjoyable.

Thank JohnHlago
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our hike around this area. The hike down was fun, but going up is not that easy. Lots of history and amazing rock formation. It was a surprise. Very photographic

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occams-razor
August 25, 2018|
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Response from curtis1949 | Reviewed this property |
yes,i did not use them , there were stairs can not remember if the restrooms were above or below them , that would be another question if you have a problem with stairs .
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polly c
June 15, 2018|
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Response from dennisjunesr | Reviewed this property |
There are stairs. And more stairs. Then more. Sorry, any lady that PG should not consider this as casual. The pathways are well defined and we'll maintained. But it is steep and somewhat grueling. Toozigoot and Montezuma... More
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BakerFamily B
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Carrie1999 | Reviewed this property |
II would definitely not take them on the islands trail as it is a 300 stair path to the cliff dwellings which seems unsafe to me. I did not see any children younger than about 10 or 12 when I went. Of course the visitor... More
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