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Walnut Canyon National Monument

3 Walnut Canyon Rd, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004 USA

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“Walk in the steps of those who came before us.”

Pets are allowed on a leash on one of the trails

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Reviewed by
lmtcisme

  • 8 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
June 02, 2014

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.

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JessicaMitchellKlus

  • 9 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
April 03, 2017
Rated 5.0

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.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Shannon Crawford

  • 5 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
October 13, 2020
Rated 5.0

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.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mackenzie.darling

  • 21 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
July 15, 2020
Rated 4.0

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!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Denise Parks

  • 7 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

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

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dan Putnam

  • 7 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
January 31, 2014

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.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
roadtripper524363

  • 17 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 26, 2021
Rated 5.0

Nice walk down to see the dwellings up close. Lots of stairs down. They have information boards you can read but I recommend reading the ones along the staircase when you walk back up. That way you get to stop and take a breather if needed. There are benches on the staircase platforms to rest too. Some of the path does not have guardrails so personally I wouldn’t feel comfortable bringing small children with me. Once at the dwellings the paths are very smooth. Tennis shoes are fine. Nice clean bathrooms and visitor center. Picnic tables scattered around.

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Reviewed by
teewillie8

  • 11 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 28, 2021
Rated 5.0

Just happened to see the sign for this place on way towards Flagstaff so we pulled off and went in. The rim trail was pretty easy and had some cool views but the island trail is amazing. It is long set of steps that go down to it with areas of cliff dwellings. But you do have to climb your way back out of there. And it’s a trek. Fabulous views tho and is really something to see.

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cwest05

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 03, 2020
Rated 5.0

It’s free to enter right now because of coronavirus!

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Reviewed by
matthewjanis

  • 27 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
August 20, 2018
Rated 5.0

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!

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Walnut Canyon National Monument

3 Walnut Canyon Rd
Flagstaff, Arizona
86004 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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