• View of Cliff Dwellings from the Island Trail

    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Walnut Canyon National Monument is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

Did You Know?

An Arizona walnut tree

Walnut Canyon National Monument's name came from the Arizona walnut, a tree once common in the canyon bottom. It is less so now, because dams constructed upstream have decreased water flow through the canyon.