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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Walnut Canyon. Easy and close

Cool, low key place to take a short walk through some ancient indigenous dwellings that are only a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daniel S
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
GREAT HIKE

We try to visit as many National Parks as we can. Walnuts Canyon is beautiful and very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ttu2479
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Lubbock, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the cliff” (286 reviews)
“island trail” (159 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cool, low key place to take a short walk through some ancient indigenous dwellings that are only a 10 minute drive from downtown Flagstaff. It's easy, close and well worth a couple hours to walk the loop, breathe some clean fresh air and appreciate some...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We try to visit as many National Parks as we can. Walnuts Canyon is beautiful and very interesting. We did a brief ranger hike and then hiked down to the dwellings. We really enjoyed it. The climb out is taxing. Be sure and take water.

Thank ttu2479
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walnut canyon is a national monument. If you do not have a national parks pass there is a fee. It has a lot of history. Watch the movie. You can hike down to the bottom in a well marked and paved walk way. It is...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning views of hundreds of cliff dwellings up close and around the canyon. About 1/2 mile down steps. Bring water and good shoes. Allow at least one hour. My female teens loved it!

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good visitor center and walking trails available to get closer to the ruins. One trail is challenging and another is a nice stroll with great views.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family of 5 were staying in Flagstaff and this was only 15 minutes away and right off the highway. We didn't expect much since it was so close and off the freeway. We were completely wrong. We though it would be just a lookout...More

1  Thank Hawaiibeachnut
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did not think this was going to be as enlightening abbr interesting as it was. This is a close to flagstaff, easy exit and entrance to interstate 40 and good parking. Bathrooms and water available. The visitors center is nice. You can see the...More

1  Thank 150NightsPerYear
Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent national monument with hiking trails and a deep history of the cliff dwelling Indians in this area.

Thank Larry V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got there early in the day to beat the heat. It's a bit of a climb both down to the ruins and back, but not overwhelming (just take it slow and steady - and bring water). Beautiful natural scenery plus a great opportunity to learn...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this beautiful place. If you can't climb stairs, then this isn't the place for you. To see these cave dwellings is awesome. We saw a couple of species of birds we have never seen, that was awesome!!!!!

Thank Dgpaw
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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?
29 April 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?
25 March 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?
18 March 2017|
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Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
15 - 20 minutes...easy, and beautiful...
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