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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Short moderate hike

I like coming here every year with a friend or out of area visitor for a short visit and nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tucson, Arizona
Fascinating Find!

We loved everything about this site--the history and archeology, the geography of the canyon... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Austin, Texas
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“the cliff” (288 reviews)
“island trail” (160 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I like coming here every year with a friend or out of area visitor for a short visit and nice little hike. It's always interesting and looks different with seasons and lighting.

Thank Rickybrowneyes
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved everything about this site--the history and archeology, the geography of the canyon itself, the weather at this time of year, the scenery, riding bikes through the forest--everything was awesome!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in awe of the cliff dwellings and the limestone and sandstone cliffs. Worth the trip to see the view. Opt for the island trail with paved hike paths. Going down was fine, going back up the stairs was challenging. Go early as the...More

Thank honeybee1214
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting to see the cliff dwellings. Been here before but it is always a nice spot to visit. You can also see other dwellings across the canyon as you explore this one. Good for photo opportunities.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great stop not far out of Flagstaff. The cave dwellings are very neat and you can go inside them. Lots of good history here. There are a lot of steps, but it's something the whole family could do safely. Just take your...More

Thank alwaysreadyfortravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

The dwellings that are here are amazing. We completed the walk down and around the dwellings with our 6 and 9 year old as well as their grandparents. We were met by a park ranger who share some amazing facts about the canyon. This is...More

Thank Shelley P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting park. It is a long way down to the ruins. It is amazing that people lived there. If you are not in the best of shape, you may not want to hike down. Lots of stairs.

Thank JessnRysmom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite National Parks. The stairs down into the canyon are very well graded and spaced out so you can rest when you need to. The pueblo's you could go into were so interesting and in great condition. When you looked...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walnut Canyon is a great place for the family to visit & is just east of Flagstaff a few miles. You will only need about 1-2 hours to visit the national monument. The walk around "the island" is only a mile & you will need...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice park for entire family. Take it slow and enjoy the surroundings. Read all the information boards to appreciate everything that is there. The people at the visitors center are very helpful.

Thank Steve B
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Wondering what can be seen from the visitors center. One of our party would not be able to hike. Is it worth the trip to just visit the visitors center?
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.
Can you bring a small dog?
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.
how long is the drive from downtown Flagstaff to Walnut canyon Nat. Monument?
18 March 2017|
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Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
15 - 20 minutes...easy, and beautiful...