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Address: Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone Number: +1 928-526-3367
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See millions of years of history unraveled in the geology of the rocks at...

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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We stopped here on our way from Flagstaff to the Petrified Forest. Very unique place. The staff at the visitor center was very friendly and helpful. Watched the video, hiked the... read more

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here on our way from Flagstaff to the Petrified Forest. Very unique place. The staff at the visitor center was very friendly and helpful. Watched the video, hiked the loop trail on top, then went down into the canyon to see the ruins. Interesting to see how the cliff-dwellers lived. If not in good shape, you might not... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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At the visitors center, you'll find a trailhead that descends into the side of the canyon and leads you along a journey back into time. Explore cliff side dwellings and marvel at the views. Heed the warning along the trail. There are no restrooms until you return to the visitors center and you'll need to pack water. It's a long... More 

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St. Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Party of six enjoyed the beautiful views. Not all of our group was physically able to walk down the steps / trail into the canyon. However they reported the trail around the rim provided great views. They enjoyed the gift shop also.

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Birmingham, AL, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walnut Canyon was our first tourist activity. We are pretty outdoorsy, so we were looking forward to hiking/walking activities. This site was interesting and fun to walk around. Besides the main monument loop, they also have longer walking/hiking trails around the park. The gift shop was nice and offered some cool souvenirs...a little pricey, but no different than any other... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun hike along a well developed trail. You'll see beautiful scenery and some really interesting rock formations and some really cool ancient native dwellings. Be aware though, the inside trail takes you down into the canyon and you have to hike back out, around 320 stairs coming up, so plan accordingly and take some water with you, there are... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved touring the ruins here. The 263 steps were nothing compared to the awesome chance to walk through time. We loved all the botanical and historical signs as we walked through the .8 mile interpretive loop. A must see!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

October 13, 2016 - The desk clerk at our Flagstaff hotel suggested that we visit Walnut Canyon National Monument before we leave the area for the Grand Canyon. It was a terrific suggestion. We arrived at the visitor center, showed our Senior Pass, reviewed the exhibits, watched the 20 minute video, and set off on our hike down into the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were absolutely thrilled we took this trip. Unbelievable seeing the history and trying to understand the life of the Indians that lived there. Not the easiest hike, take your time and enjoy and imagine!

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came at the end of a long day's drive and hiked down and up in the rain fast. I was a bit winded, by the beautiful views. This place connects us to the past and reminds us what is important about the future.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walnut Canyon offers a unique opportunity to experience the cliff dwellings of American Indians. The island walk is interesting and has many beautiful vistas. The hike gave us a chance to reflect on the life of the Indians and gave us an appectiation of the Indians contributions to our society.

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