• View of Cliff Dwellings from the Island Trail

    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

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.

Did You Know?

drawing of split twig figurine

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.