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“Walnut Canyon National Monument”

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Ranked #1 of 107 things to do in Flagstaff
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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
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Walnut Canyon National Monument”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Definitely a place you don't want to miss!!!! You have a strenuous one-mile walk down into the canyon, but to see the pueblos face to face is a history lesson that can't me touched by a textbook! It's only 10 miles out of Flagstaff, AZ. Very dramatic geology!

Visited September 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Unique American ruins in Canyon”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Just 20 minutes from Flagstaff, this is a fun half day. Walk down to bottom of canyon to see many American Indian ruins built into the walls of the Canyon. Also great geology and should be part of your trip to northern Arizona. Beware that you walk down into the Canyon and have to walk out to the top; can be quite a climb for the older folks. Nice displays in park headquarters and helpful
people. In winter I would be concerned about ice at bottom of Canyon

Visited April 2013
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Eagle, CO
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Smaller, more lowkey version of Mesa Verde”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Very welcome break and chance to stretch my legs driving across the 4 Corners region. Walnut Canyon is a smaller, more low key version of the cliff dwellings like the ones at Mesa Verde. I think it puts you more in touch with what life was like for the ancients in this area and is a much more peaceful place to visit.

Visited May 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“beautiful - but strenous”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

the view is spectacular but walking down 200+ steps and back up takes a lot of physical effort. it was worth the effort to see this ancient living space. the volunteer at the bottom was friendly and very well informed.

Visited September 2013
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderous -- magical sights”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The vistas of the Island invite you to take the hike. You get to walk the same hills that were home to the Sinagua many, many years ago. I stood in wonder of their farming, gathering of foods and water. I appreciated their struggles and I had the steps to climb down and back up. If you truly appreciate history you need to visit Walnut Canyon.

Visited September 2013
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