“Walk in the steps of those who came before us.”
Pets are allowed on a leash on one of the trails
Pets only allowed in parking lot. About 6 miles off the road and then just a very short walk to a great observation point. No need to hike to see the dwellings from above.
Very cool stop. Be sure to do the hike around the island as there are many neat dwellings that are not visible from above. There are quite a few steps but the whole hike takes less than an hour. This does not compare to Mesa Verde but still worth the stop.
Great place to visit. The island hike is short but very challenging and so very beautiful. No dogs allowed on the island trail but they are allowed on the rim trail.
AMAZING!!!!! Be sure to bring your walking shoes - relatively easy with stairs up and down. Be sure to NOT MISS the trail around the "island" - where you can get really up close and personal with some cliff dwellings
Really interesting place to visit and such a short drive right outside Flagstaff. It's a great museum and an easy hike around the canyon thanks to a well maintained trail system.
I would give it a 5 star if everything was open, but COVID-19 has half of this place on lock down. Got to see 2 dwellings up close, and could see one cave dwelling from the observation deck. This place makes me miss watching the Flintstones! It is so beautiful!
It’s free to enter right now because of coronavirus!
Very cool place we almost skipped. History in this area is so alive and well taken care of. This site will not disappoint. No pets allowed on the hike and is about 277 stairs but definitely worth it!
I completely recommend experiencing Walnut Canyon National Monument to anyone vacationing in Northern Arizona. It complements the Grand Canyon National Park so well; green where the Grand Canyon is arid, small where the Grand Canyon is enormous, and completely manageable in one morning. It makes for a memorable travel activity. There are several other historic and interesting sites within a fifteen minutes drive of Flagstaff, but Walnut Canyon is my favorite one.
Walnut Canyon is my favorite of these smaller Flagstaff-area National Monuments. Walnut Canyon dates to the same time period as the Grand Canyon, but is much, much smaller. It’s manageable, and the trail takes visitors around the middle level of the canyon. Here you can see Sinagua cliff homes – and even stand in them, respectfully.
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Walnut Canyon National Monument
- Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Good for hiking.
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