The monument offers a steep trail into the canyon to view the high limestone alcoves where the Sinagua built their homes between 1100 to 1250. The canyon is twenty miles long, 400 feet deep, and 1/4 mile wide, carved over 6 billion years by Walnut Creek, and offering visitors beautiful canyon scenery, wildlife, and plant life.


Key Attractions


  • Hiking and viewing the ancient Native American sites

    • Island Trail - 25 cliff dwellings and spectacular canyon scenery

    • Rim Trail - .7 mile round-trip hike, to view the canyon rim, a pithouse and a pueblo set back, the ponderosa pine forest, and the area where crops were once grown by the ancient people




Located approximately 7.5 miles east of Flagstaff, AZ. From Flagstaff, go east on I-40 toward Albuquerque, NM. Take Exit 204, and head south. The Walnut Canyon Visitor Center is located at the end of this 3 miles road.


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