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Walnut Canyon National Monument

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Ancient Ruins...nothing ruined!!!

Walnut Canyon National Monument is a nice look at how the Native Americans were able to live on the... read more

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Marlton, New Jersey
Really worth visiting

This is a hidden gem of a Monument, and taking the hike to the "island" formation where the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Santa Barbara, California
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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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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Reviewed yesterday

Walnut Canyon National Monument is a nice look at how the Native Americans were able to live on the sides of cliffs. There are two trails for leisure hikes that offer amazing views. The Rim Trail is what it suggests. A trail less then a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a hidden gem of a Monument, and taking the hike to the "island" formation where the dwellings are located is a must. Really wonderful environment and gives you a feel for what life in the canyon must have been like.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We definitely recommend this site to experience the life of the cliff dweller. Walnut Canuon was the center of an active habitation and one the loop hike, you can walk right into a number of rehabilitated and original dwellings tucked under the cliff faces. The...More

1  Thank Doug G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my favorite American Indian site to visit. You enter through a visitor center and then wind your way along a nice, cement walkway along the side of the canyon stopping at the different “Pueblo” cave-like areas. Most are cutouts in the cliff wall,...More

Thank VickiR576
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed visiting Walnut Canyon. It was beautiful and extremely interesting. The cliff dwellings were fascinating, and we highly recommend that you visit it.

Thank deezba
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Visitor Center views and the walkway overview of the canyon and cliff dwellings. The ranger gave a very informative talk on the history of the people who lived there and the geological evolution of the canyon. Easy and beautiful drive from Flagstaff....More

Thank h0mefree2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled to The canyon and walked the hiking trail that did not go into the canyon. It was a Pleasant walk with beautiful lookouts of the canyon and other interesting items marked along the way. The visitor center had nice restrooms, water refill stations...More

Thank Cdbiam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many stairs, but kids were troopers, and loved every moment of it. It was incredibly neat and imagine how natives used to survive in the canyons.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walnut Canyon Nat'l Monument is a great place to see not only geological structure but also what it was like to live in this area >700 years ago. Many of the dwellings were pillaged for artifacts in the 1800s, but the restoration allows us to...More

1  Thank Nicolle Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place not handicap accessible...be prepared to climb some steps but well worth it. Also bring water.

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There are stairs. And more stairs. Then more. Sorry, any lady that PG should not consider this as casual. The pathways are well defined and we'll maintained. But it is steep and somewhat grueling. Toozigoot and Montezuma... More
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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