Walnut Canyon National Monument, Flagstaff

4.8
Nestled along the 2,040 m (6,690 ft) rim of its namesake canyon, Walnut Canyon National Monument gives you the chance to view indigenous dwellings dating back almost 800 years. Spread over more than 2,145 hectares (5,300 acres), the park contains 25 different cliff dwellings built by the Sinagua people. You can wander between these sites using the monument's 1.4 km (0.9 mi) trail looping down the side of the canyon. However, be aware that the hike back to the trailhead involves 240 steps. Plan to see Walnut Canyon National Monument and other attractions that appeal to you using our Flagstaff road trip planning site .
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  • There are two trails in the park, Rim and Island. We walked the flat Rim Trail which passed farm acreage cradled among usable native species like yucca and juniper. The Island Trail drops from the rim...  more »
  • Lesser know national monument. Small museum. A lot of stairs down and a lot of stairs back up but well worth it. Views are amazing. Information stops are informative. Well preserved. Ranger was very k...  more »
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  • This it's such a nice place to visit, right outside of town. They have tons of information from the cliff dwellings to the Natural plants that grow there. They also have fun Ranger talks, and tours. I like just going at my own pace, and it is easy to do so. Bring your binoculars, because there are so many amazing Cliff Dwellings across the Canyon from where you are able to walk. It is really a beautiful Canyon.
  • Beautiful area..it’s a really quick & informative hike. The cliff dwellings are incredibly interesting & I’m happy there are conservation efforts to keep areas like this preserved. Definitely recommend getting an annual national park/forest pass for $80, especially if you plan on going to other national parks/monuments/forests in the next year. Otherwise it’s $25 just to get in. It takes about hour to walk the whole thing.

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