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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Great day of hiking

We spent the day hiking, fording freezing streams and enjoying the amazing scenery. As it was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
janiebak
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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A look into how the Sinagua people lived so long ago.

It is a great place to get an insight into how the Sinagua people lived a thousand years ago. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Celiarosalind
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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“the cliff” (280 reviews)
“island trail” (159 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent the day hiking, fording freezing streams and enjoying the amazing scenery. As it was a Sunday and Mothers Day to boot, some of the more popular areas were somewhat crowded, but it was still worth it. Did some minor rock climbing, with a...More

Thank janiebak
Reviewed yesterday

It is a great place to get an insight into how the Sinagua people lived a thousand years ago. The cliff dwellings are interesting, and the signage is very informative.

Thank Celiarosalind
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great place to spend a couple hours walking along the cliff. Interesting reading about the cliff dwellers. Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs but there are benches along the way if you need a break.

Thank pamhugh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A salute to our National Park Service for maintaining such a treasure. Lots of steps but you can take your time. Benches when you need to rest, exquisite views at every turn. Don't miss it!!

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The visitor center provides great information about the history of the canyon. The walk down into the canyon is not bad. The hike back up is only a little strenuous. The trail is almost entirely paved or has steps. The old cliff dwellings are in...More

Thank rforeman98
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend taking your time. Only downer is they charge per person, not per vehicle. Seems weird as National Parks charge per vehicle.

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is amazing to realize that an early civilization made a living and raised families in this canyon. In this National Park be prepared to walk as you descend approximately 23 stories into the canyon and walk trails along the cliffs to view the dwellings....More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Descend a couple hundred feet on a winding staircase to a rocky 'island'. The trail circles the island with a large number (50ish) of cliff dwellings. You can enter some of the dwellings. Countless other dwellings across the canyon too. Save some energy for the...More

1  Thank woodyacat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we visited it was snowy/rainy and very cold. We were the only visitors, so we got to speak with one of the rangers who really gave us a custom tour experience telling us about typical Flagstaff weather and how it even impacted the...More

Thank Amy_T-30229
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to see for Indian history. Be prepared for stairs! The entire loop is just shy of one mile and there are 695 stairs to go down and 695 to go back up!

Thank Duchess050664
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tshepherd
Wondering what can be seen from the visitors center. One of our party would not be able to hike. Is it worth the trip to just visit the visitors center?
April 29, 2017|
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Response from MLussier2014 | Reviewed this property |
certainly worth viewing even from the top. there are benches right at the top outside that one can sit and enjoy the view. bring binoculars and you could easily see some of the caves across the way.
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aunti_moo
Can you bring a small dog?
March 25, 2017|
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Response from jfdjr | Reviewed this property |
I believe animals were prohibited from the main part of the Canyon -- the Island Trail. Not sure they were even allowed around the rim.
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dianeandjoe2013
how long is the drive from downtown Flagstaff to Walnut canyon Nat. Monument?
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
15 - 20 minutes...easy, and beautiful...
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