Walnut Canyon National Monument123 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 3 Walnut Canyon Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, United States, 86004
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9285263367
- Fax: +1-9285270246
- Ticket Price: 8 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Monument, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
This is a magnificent ancient monument of curved canyon walls, amongst the cliff formations. The inhabitants of Walnut Canyon are easily evident. One can visit actual pueblos and literally trace the steps of the previous inhabitants. The park is a century old now and there is a lot of natural beauty to explore from. There’s a couple of different trails, multiple steps on the island trail, lined with benches to stop and rest. There’s pristine and beautiful cave dwellings and one can hike the Island Trail which can literally take one up to the ruins.
Walnut Canyon National Monument Travel Tips
- Pets are not allowed on monument trails or in buildings.
- Weather can vary widely, especially with elevation. Dress in layers.
Entrance Ticket Details For Walnut Canyon National Monument
- Flagstaff Annual Pass: 40 USD
- Entrance Fee for different vehicles is different.
- For more information, visit the official website.
How to Reach Walnut Canyon National Monument
- By Bus: To Soliere Av. / Country Club Dr. bus station
- By Train: To Amtrak Station - FLG train station
- By rented car or taxi.
Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Flagstaff before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Flagstaff and book an accommodation of your choice.
11.54% of people who visit Flagstaff include Walnut Canyon National Monument in their plan
42.86% of people start their Walnut Canyon National Monument visit around 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Walnut Canyon National Monument
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Walnut Canyon National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument Reviews & Ratings
We enjoyed the Rim Trail first because we could take the dog. It gave us a great view of the canyon and the ruins and stairs from a distance. We returned, dogless, to take the Island Trail. It was clear but windy and the views were amazing. There were lots of steps but it wasn't an issue returning to the top (I'm 63), just take your time, read the signs and enjoy the views and the ruins. The cliff dwelling ruins were so very Interesting-just trying to imagine what life was like on these cliffs and canyon. Part of the loop was closed for trail maintenance so we had to backtrack but they said we accessed all the ruins. I highly recommend this hike.
This is an awesome place to visit history! Be prepared if you take the Island Trail... easy going down but take your time coming back up. It's a lot of stairs. Just take water and enjoy the views. It will definitely be worth the effort.
We have been here several times. We love to take visitors here so they can also experience this awesome place. It is a bit of a tough hike if you are not in the best of shape but go slow and take your time. It is so worth it. Beautiful and breath taking.
The walk to view the homes was rather challenging and provides a good workout along with a really great view of the ancient homes. The guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. The lady at the gate was especially kind and helpful. Would recommend that you bring binoculars and good shoes.
Quiet and overshadowed by the grand canyon, this is a beautiful little spot. Be prepared for lots of stairs! Definitely worth going down to look at the cliff dwellings. We spoke to the park ranger and he was very knowledgeable and obviously loved his job. We learned a lot about the local wildlife and the history of the canyon from him.