• View of Cliff Dwellings from the Island Trail

    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

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Plan A Field Trip

Cliff Dwelling as seen along the Island Trail

The early inhabitants of Walnut Canyon built some of their homes along the canyon walls.

Steve Nycz, Park Ranger

To schedule a field trip to one or more of the Flagstaff Area National Monuments-Walnut Canyon, Wupatki or Sunset Crater Volcano, please complete the registration forms one month in advance of your trip.

Being prepared will help you and your students get the most out of your visit to the Flagstaff National Monuments. Click here for a one-stop Teacher Fact Sheet (pdf) that will help in your planning process.

Educational Fee Waivers:

  • If you would like to see if your group qualifies for an Educational Fee Waiver, please click here.

Did You Know?

the original Ranger Cabin, constructed in 1904

Walnut Canyon has been protected since 1904, first as part of the San Francisco Mountain Reserve (later Coconino National Forest). Early caretakers lived in a log cabin on the canyon rim. Walnut Canyon National Monument was established in 1915, one year before the National Park Service.