Walnut Canyon - Remarkable Formations, Ancient Cliff Dwellings!
Come gaze across the curved canyon walls! Among the remarkable geological cliff formations of the canyon itself, the shapes of the former homes of ancient inhabitants of Walnut Canyon are easily evident. On a hike along the Rim or Island Trails you can imagine what life was like along and within Walnut Canyon while visiting actual pueblos and walking in the steps of those who came before us.
Get a Closer Look Along the Island Trail
Explore the cliff dwellings and the canyon environment on the Island Trail. *Trail closes at 4 p.m.Read More
Climate Friendly Kids!
Check out the Climate Friendly Kids program to see how students are learning to live sustainably in their environment.Read More
Calling all Teachers!
Bring Walnut Canyon to your students. Find lesson plans to use before and after your field trip or independently in your classroom.Read More
Take a Virtual Tour
Virturally take a hike down Walnut Canyon's Ancient Trail to WaterRead More
Plan a Field Trip
Find resources for planning your field trip, links to fee waiver forms, and more.Read More
Take a Stroll on the Rim Trail
The Rim Trail offers an easier, on-the-rim experience.Read More
Did You Know?
Animal-shaped figurines made from split twigs have been found near Walnut Canyon National Monument and at other places in the southwest. They indicate the presence of early human inhabitants 4000 or more years ago.