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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Beautiful & historic - wonderful trails!

We came across Walnut Canyon National Monument by accident while leaving Flagstaff. This was our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Valentina T
Chatham, Massachusetts
Beautiful views

This is a quick and convenient stop off Interstate 40 and I'm so glad we went. We hiked the Island... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dallas, 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” (294 reviews)
“island trail” (164 reviews)
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Walnut Canyon Rd #3, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-3367
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Reviewed yesterday

We came across Walnut Canyon National Monument by accident while leaving Flagstaff. This was our fist trip to the southwest, and we have a particular interest in ancient civilizations and hiking, so we decided to check it out. SO GLAD WE DID! The trails are...More

Thank Valentina T
Reviewed yesterday

This is a quick and convenient stop off Interstate 40 and I'm so glad we went. We hiked the Island loop and it took a little over 30 minutes. The views are beautiful and the fresh air and scent of the trees was a great...More

Thank Dallas_Traveler3
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was a first for us. Our friends recommended it. We had never even heard of it. It was a beautiful day. It is really great to be able to walk around "the island" and be close to the dwellings and ruins. One volunteer,...More

1  Thank sun1967flower
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here with our family of 10 with 8 children under 10! We love the Junior Ranger badges and Cass was patient and the best Ranger we've had in doing the badge program. They had complimentary backpacks for you to hike down the canyon...More

1  Thank Libby S
Reviewed 6 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

2  Thank Mandy W
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

2  Thank Wide-Body
Reviewed 1 week 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
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30 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...