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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Unbelievable!

We had never seen cliff dwellings before, so that alone brought on the excitement. However, when... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mandy W
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Gainesville, Florida
Highly recommend. Most interesting.

Really enjoyed this short trip from Flagstaff. Would allow 21/2 to 3 hours in total. Warning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MPL43
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Arizona
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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” (294 reviews)
“island trail” (164 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had never seen cliff dwellings before, so that alone brought on the excitement. However, when we arrived we were just blown away. After spending four days at the Grand Canyon where it's just massive, going to Walnut Canyon and being able to hike the...More

1  Thank Mandy W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed this short trip from Flagstaff. Would allow 21/2 to 3 hours in total. Warning! The temps in the summer are MUCH higher then Flagstaff. Go before noon and bring water.

1  Thank MPL43
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have a few hours and looking for a sightseeing place in Flagstaff that combines geology, nature, archeology and anthropology this is it! It's a gem of a park, well worth it!

Thank wej86
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an ok place, worth visiting if you visit Flagstaff. You can finish the whole trail in less than 1 hour. Entrance was $8/person. It would have been expensive if you have 4 people in your car. We chose to get the American is...More

Thank Brian5900
Reviewed 6 days ago

This national park is 15 minutes from Flagstaff and so accessible that it would be a shame to miss it. Like nearly every national park in the west, you will be awed by the natural beauty, and the staff at the park were exceptionally friendly...More

Thank Wide-Body
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was rated as one of the best things to do in the area, but we found it to be just ho-hum. We took an easy, paved trail along the rim that included visiting some ruins. I love nature and beautiful vistas, just not sure...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful, and very accessible just off Interstate 40 and very close to Flagstaff. Very reasonably priced, the visitors centre was one of the best I have been to with some great overlooks of the canyon. There are some greats down into the...More

1  Thank Markclo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful park. Staff was friendly and kind. Be aware it is 240 steps to go down and back up. The loop was steep and narrow in some places. But was well worth the walk. Great experience!

2  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument has some killer views of the canyon and of some cliff dwellings. There are places where you can even go into some of the dwellings to see first-hand what the people of the past experienced. There are quite a few stairs going down...More

1  Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to Flagstaff before and I'm sorry to say this was our first trip to Walnut Canyon. Glad we experienced it this time! Amazing views, cliff dwellings, wildlife, native plants and education. The staff were also friendly and customer service driven. The Island Trail...More

1  Thank TucsonWorldTraveler
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tshepherd
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.
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aunti_moo
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.
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dianeandjoe2013
18 March 2017|
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Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
15 - 20 minutes...easy, and beautiful...
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