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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Definitely a place to visit

Best to see this place in the morning before it gets too hot. The scenery is amazing. Would love... read more

Reviewed yesterday
C O
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Wellington, New Zealand
Amazing place

Great, interesting, informative national monument. The hike back up from the cliff dwellings is not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Navyguyo6
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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“the cliff” (341 reviews)
“island trail” (204 reviews)
“cave dwellings” (60 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Reviewed yesterday

Best to see this place in the morning before it gets too hot. The scenery is amazing. Would love to return here.

Thank C O
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great, interesting, informative national monument. The hike back up from the cliff dwellings is not easy, but well worth it.Hi early before it gets too warm and take some water.

Thank Navyguyo6
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to see some interesting cliff dwelling areas, this is a good choice. They had a lot of paid staff and many friendly volunteers who were quite knowledgeable. We walked to the "island" trail. Be prepared for many steps. Its probably the equivalent...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place, with the most amazing views of the canyon, park ,and cliff dwelling ruins from the Sinagua people (Over 300 we were advised). The dwellings are clearly visible on the far side of the canyon, and you walk passed and through them...More

Thank john j
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

High up over 6,000 feet. Beautiful views you can see the cliff dwellings of long ago. As you walk down over 250 steps you can see the dwellings up close and only imagine what life was like years ago. Getting back up to the top...More

Thank robertlR9521ZD
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didnt know what to expect from this place. We were surprised by this hidden gem in flagstaff, as it turned out to be a beautiful short hike in the canyon where you could see the ancient dwelling.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This National Park was a gem! Just 15-20 minutes outside of Flagstaff when you might have a lazy afternoon to do a side trip. It is very easy to walk and just spectacular to see and think how Native American Indians lived. Thoroughly pleasant and...More

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With all of my research before visiting this area, I never saw anything about this canyon. On a whim, we pulled off the highway to view this canyon. It is absolutely the most interesting Canyon we have visited while on our trip to Arizona. We...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We listened to the ranger talk before we went out on the Island Trail. There are many signs along the trail to make sure you don’t miss anything. There are MANY steps to get down and the up from the trail so good shoes are...More

Thank Annelie J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walnut Canyon was an interesting stop close to Flagstaff. Went at 9AM so there was not a lot of people. Views were amazing. Take a Streep stairway down about 300 steps. Crazy to see how the people lived in the canyon. Lots of plaques to...More

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polly c
15 June 2018|
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Response from roja54 | Reviewed this property |
The stairs are definitely stable. If you are in reasonably good physical condition, it should be fine. Just remember it is a high altitude and to take plenty of water and rests.
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BakerFamily B
21 February 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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Barbara m
28 December 2017|
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Response from TravellingFrench | Reviewed this property |
The attraction itself took just under an hour. We drove a little up the road and then took a three hour hike, but that was at no charge and not at the monument site.
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