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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Nice but steep hike with beautiful views

Walnut Canyon was great. The hiking trails are steep but there are lots of places to stop and take... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ErinF2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
Great practice for Grand Canyon!

This place will make your day! For starters, this place is very easy to get into because all you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mortonfelixj
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Westford, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the cliff” (318 reviews)
“island trail” (187 reviews)
“cave dwellings” (57 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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"the cliff"
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"island trail"
in 187 reviews
"cave dwellings"
in 57 reviews
"take your time"
in 101 reviews
"visitor center"
in 150 reviews
"mesa verde"
in 53 reviews
"bring water"
in 66 reviews
"national monument"
in 88 reviews
"native americans"
in 67 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 21 reviews
"great hike"
in 40 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 21 reviews
"short hike"
in 28 reviews
"indian ruins"
in 29 reviews
"flagstaff area"
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"easy hike"
in 20 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walnut Canyon was great. The hiking trails are steep but there are lots of places to stop and take in the views of the cliff dwellings.

Thank ErinF2013
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place will make your day! For starters, this place is very easy to get into because all you need is a National Park Pass or 10 bucks. Secondly, you won’t tire yourself out climbing in or out of this canyon. Will definitely go here...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This park is so beautiful and well worth the visit. From the visitor’s center you can walk the .7 mile round trip loop on a paved path to see great views of the canyon and ruins. There is also an island path with views of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A surprise for me, I came for the cliff dwellings, which did not disappoint, but the canyon itself was gorgeous. About 300 steps down to the island walk but worth it if you can do it. If stairs are too much there is a nice...More

Thank Carrie1999
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rode my bike from flagstaff (don’t recommend, the road is horrid). But loved exploring around the old ruins. It’s a quiet place which is nice. A lovely walk and some informative signs. I will be back with others.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a recent trip we saw a sign for Walnut Canyon National Monument. Neither of us had ever heard of the place before. We needed to walk the dog and stretch our legs, so stopped on impulse. We were blown away by the place. There...More

1  Thank WeSawIt2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Flagstaff and the Walnut Canyon Monument was very close by, so we went. It was fabulous. Well worth the trip. Helpful attendants, easy parking. Wear clothing you can hike in.

Thank Anne J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a couple times but always enjoyable. Some might find the hike strenuous as there are quite a few stairs to climb upon the return to the visitor center.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rim trails are nice for fresh air, but the gem of this monument can only be seen by taking the island walking trail. Be ready for the 200m downhill at the beginning (and the same uphill at the end!)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to Bandelier National Monument in New Mexicio, Walnut Canyon was it's smaller counterpart. Only a few minutes outside of Flagstaff and just off I-40 East, the park is easily accessible. Informative visitor center with a video and displays. Views from the visitor center...More

Thank John G
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BakerFamily B
20 February 2018|
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Response from Lagiles08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is! But not a place I would let them run around freely. A lot of steep drop offs and steps if you go down to the dwellings.
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Barbara m
27 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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M G
22 October 2017|
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Response from LovemyAcura | Reviewed this property |
No this place is not pet friendly.
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