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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Very Close to Flagstaff and an Interesting Stop

The monument is less than 30 minutes from where we live; just one exit East on I-40. I have been... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Flagstaff, Arizona

This was very impressive to see how the Indians lived thousands of years ago. It was well worth the... read more

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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 good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“island trail” (168 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Reviewed yesterday

The monument is less than 30 minutes from where we live; just one exit East on I-40. I have been there several times but revisited it this summer so get my lifetime senior pass. We walked the entire loop which is lovely; just be prepared...More

Thank AZLynn18
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was very impressive to see how the Indians lived thousands of years ago. It was well worth the time

Thank 915kathleeny
Reviewed yesterday

As soon as you get out of your car in the parking lot, you are treated to a sampling of higher altitude trees and different animals roaming about…usually the smaller ones! The visitors center is fairly large with a nice gift shop and small museum....More

Thank CheekyMonkey12
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were early for check in and decided to go to the canyon. Great decision. It's a mile walk down to the bottom; but, be prepared to rest a lot when you come back up. LOL. They have a great museum and different outside areas...More

Thank DayTrippers5762
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved Walnut Canyon. It is beautiful and so unique. Hardly anyone goes here compared to the bigger national parks so it was quiet and pleasant. There are some vantage points to see the canyon without walking any distance, but if you can walk stairs...More

Thank Cindervermont
Reviewed 3 days ago

While on a Road Trip in AZ we stopped at Walnut Canyon. You can walk down several steps to experience the ruins of how cliff dweller lived. Grandchildren 12,11 and 6 had several questions as we walked with a map with details of each marker....More

Thank nonna04
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there the other day while driving around the Flagstaff Area. I have heard that it was a very neat place and it sure was. Took the walked and it was wroth it. I do it again if I was in the area. Such...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unusual Canyon with a sort of pedestal in the center and walkway out to it where the ancient dwelling ruins circle the outside with interesting landscapes and flora and fauna. Our 10 year old enjoyed it and we speculated and thought a lot about the...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great visit but be aware that if you want to enjoy it completely, it is a one mile walk. It requires to climb up stairs. Although you can enjoy the view from the visitors center, it is worth it to walk down the trail. Take...More

Thank Fabio C
Reviewed 5 days ago

At one time, there was water running in the bottom of the canyon. It last ran there as high water in 1993. The ancestral people built cliff-dwellings in the rock at the rim level and lower down. This protected them from harsh winters and gave...More

Thank Violette54
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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.
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.
18 March 2017|
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Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
15 - 20 minutes...easy, and beautiful...