Walnut Canyon National Monument
During the 12th century, Sinagua Indians settled in the shallow caves of Walnut Canyon and built 300 rooms in the shelter of its walls. The community thrived for about 150 years before moving on and living among the Hopi in northeastern Arizona. Walnut Canyon National Monument was established in 1915 to preserve the cliff dwellings they left behind and protect both archaeological and natural resources across 3,600 acres. The visitors center has displays on Sinaguan culture and area geology and natural history. Two primary trails—the challenging Island Trail and the shorter Rim Trail Loop—offer fascinating self-guided or summertime ranger-led hikes.
6400 N. Hwy. 89
- Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
- 35.17190600, -111.50910900
- Park and Visitors Center: daily 8 or 9--5, depending on season.
- Visit Website
- (928) 526-3367