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“Interesting window into the past”

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Ranked #1 of 103 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Phoenix, Arizona
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Interesting window into the past”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Walnut Canyon is a very scenic point outside of Flagstaff. There is a small visitor center and then many, many steps down to the ancient homes in the rock. You then walk in a circular fashion and see several ancient dwellings. Then up the steps. There are benches to rest at various intervals. It could be a difficult climb for someone with lung or heart issues.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“worth going to”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

If unalble to visit the Mese Verde this gives you a flavour of how the Indians used to live .Be warned there are 240 steps down and 240 up again

Visited October 2012
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fascinating walk”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The circular one mile Island Trail below the rim is one of the very best short walks we've found in USA. Atmospheric, close up to the ancient dwellings, the steps are straightforward for the basically fit, but the walk is short enough to take all the time you need.

Visited October 2012
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“worth the visit”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Didn't have time to stay and do it justice, give yourself at least half a day to really enjoy the site

Visited September 2012
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Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Well worth the Fear Factor”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Walnut Canyon requires climbing down and back up 240 steps and then walking a narrow cliff path that only occassionally has hand rails past stone age cliff dwellings of ancient native tribes. It was beautiful, fascinating and well worth fighting my fear of heights to experience.

Visited October 2012
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