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"The Walnut Canyon National Monument" Top 5 Page for this destination Walnut Canyon National Monument Tip by joiwatani

There are about 80 cliff dwellings at the Walnut Canyon National Monument. These are dwellings of the Sinaguans who built it about 1,000 years ago. These are very fragile and has to be on the watchful care of the National Park Services.

If you are a naturalist, then this is your place! There is a Discovery Park here which you can get binoculars and magnifying lens. They also have field guides and sketching materials to help you with your mini exploration! There are also discovery packs that the visitor center distributes. You can borrow one at the visitor center, then return it (at any of the 3 monument visitor centers) at the end of your visit. The Field Journals yours to keep. There is no charge.

Discovery Packs are for use in all 3 Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Wupatki)

There is no camping in the monument.

The canyons are very narrow and deep but it has held these dwellings for thousands of years!

The canyon has picnic areas. There are also several trails for hikers.

The visitor center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Address: Walnut Canyon Road #3, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Directions: Go 9 miles east of Flagstaff on 1-40. Exit on 204.
Phone: 928-526-3367
Website: http://(928) 526-3367

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  • Updated May 10, 2009
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