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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Amazing National Monument

Magnificent, truly well maintained park where you can hike down 850 feet and be inside the natural... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
So much archeological history!

The displays at the visitor center are really well done. They give a very good description of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Long Beach, California
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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” (306 reviews)
“island trail” (175 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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,...More

1  Thank Maxwellpants
Reviewed 3 days ago 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...More

Thank lovetocamp90808
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

1  Thank mtnseastar
Reviewed 5 days ago

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...More

1  Thank azrahelm
Reviewed 6 days ago

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...More

2  Thank 2NPTravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Arizona 35 plus years I could not believe I had not been here. So interesting... pretty easy hike, paved all the way, great little movie and very friendly staff.

1  Thank ROnBrenda2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cliff dwellings are beautiful! So many people compare different locations with this place and they say they saw a different location so they don't need to see this. You need to see the uniqueness of it all! They are all so different! Amazing!

Thank T C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our niece in Flagstaff recommended taking the hike into Walnut Canyon as a quick outing, and the payoff was a first-hand look at preserved and restored pueblos inhabited a thousand years ago. You trail winds down 185 feet to the canyon floor, but is well-maintained...More

Thank TisaMP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in flagstaff much earlier than initially planned so we had to come up with something for the kids to do. My husband chose Walnut Canyon National Monument and I was not expecting it to go over well. It was great! We all really...More

Thank Ilikewaves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few hours to kill and decided to pop in for a hike, this place is amazing. It's very interesting to see the history of how the people lived. Definitely a must see. Oh by the way the island trail can be a...More

Thank islandfoodielve
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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.
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.
18 March 2017|
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Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
15 - 20 minutes...easy, and beautiful...