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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Breathtaking scenery and ruins built by the Ancestral Pueblo people

Just a few miles east of Flagstaff, this national monument is filled with scenic trails, Pueblo... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
vicwarren2016
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San Diego, California
Over 400 stairs to climb, short trip

This spot is a good hour depending on how fast you do the stairs. Over 400 of them. There are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jason A
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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%
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“the cliff” (311 reviews)
“island trail” (181 reviews)
“cave dwellings” (56 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a few miles east of Flagstaff, this national monument is filled with scenic trails, Pueblo ruins, lovely picnic areas and pinyon pine forests.

Thank vicwarren2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This spot is a good hour depending on how fast you do the stairs. Over 400 of them. There are little plaques to give information. And if you look around there are dozens in the walls

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip into walnut canyon. We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. It is quite a stair climb in and out and as we descended we passed many people pausing to catch their breath on their way back up!...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had driven by the sign 'Wanut Canyon National Monument' on earlier trips, but we never found time to visit the park. I am very happy we did this weekend. The park is beautiful. Park rangers were extremely helpful. To see this many cliff dwellings...More

Thank ChrisInGilbert
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice contrast to the vast Grand Canyon, this was a pleasure to walk around and see how the tribe lived so long ago. Very nice spot and well setup, the walk was much easier than people make out and I was in and out within...More

Thank Gillywhaler
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a site worth visiting but be prepared to climb, a lot, down and then up stairs to get a good look-see of the dwellings. but can still see the dwellings from the visitor center's patio. to me this is a must see location

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this park during our holiday to Arizona, a very special place to visit. The walk down to the outcrop to explore were the Native American Indians lived literary on the edge is compelling, a must, you need a head for heights as some of...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a trail that goes down into the canyon for those that are very fit. Another short trail is mostly on level ground and is not very long.

Thank tfcii
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry fee of $8 per person, no charge with the NPS Senior Pass. You should be prepared for a steep walk down and back on a narrow path to get up close to the cliff dwellings. Recommend watching the short video in the visitor center...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A rather long descent on steps and an interesting trail takes you to the ruins. Well worth the stop if you have any interest in Indian lore and a fascination for what life was like for these inhabitants. Very interesting ledge-type living. A bit scary...More

Thank SusanBG_10
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M G
23 October 2017|
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Response from LovemyAcura | Reviewed this property |
No this place is not pet friendly.
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CaptDennisMu-Sick
12 October 2017|
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Response from JAC707 | Reviewed this property |
I have a senior park pass so it was free for me.
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sata2011001
28 September 2017|
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Response from Violette54 | Reviewed this property |
They are open daily form 8AM to 5PM, every day except Christmas. However visiting the park might reflect on daily weather conditions. The several hundred steps down to the 'rock island' trail in the center, and it's own... More
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