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“Amazing National Monument ”

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Ranked #1 of 108 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Magnificent, truly well maintained park where you can hike down 850 feet and be inside the natural stone pueblos. Excellent signage and good short orientation video at the visitor center. Well worth the $8 each entrance fee. Important tip: do the island loop COUNTER CLOCKWISE, everyone else will go clockwise and then you have to wait for every person to explore the pueblos, go the other direction and you will have more peace and quiet and importantly, you will hike back in the shade! Look all around you and you will see hundreds of cliff dwellings. We are truly grateful that our country preserves these wonderful historic places.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The displays at the visitor center are really well done. They give a very good description of the history and significance of early Native American life and their dwellings hundreds of years ago. The Rangers were very welcoming and a wealth of information. It was definitely worth seeing. The Visitor Center is very accessible. There are a couple of trails also. We spent about an hour or so there.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Fun place to ramble around the woods and take a break from town. Right off the interstate for convenience. My daughters and I enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This was an unexpected pleasure. I did not know that you be able to get right next to the ruins. It was quite fascinating taking the Island Loop, although there are a LOT of stairs, so be sure to wear proper footwear. The rim trail is also gives views for some ruins, as well a great views of the canyon.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We hiked on July 8th. We met a gentlemen about half way around the trail who told us we should have started the hike clockwise to stay in the shade on the way back. Next time. The direction we were headed would put us in sun all the way. We did half the trail and stayed in the shade most of the way back. Next time we'll do it clockwise....but if you do this trail in Spring, Autumn or Winter it should not be a problem with heat. Well maintained trail. There are 273 steps for the entire loop according to the Park Ranger.

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