• View of Cliff Dwellings from the Island Trail

    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

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    Sections of the Island Trail are undergoing needed repairs creating partial closures. Please call ahead 928-526-3367 for the latest conditions.

Our Partners

Western National Parks Association

Western National Parks Association
As the cooperating association for the monument, WNPA provides financial support for interpretive and education activities, provides funding for publications, produces and sells interpretive materials, provides Information Assistant positions in visitor centers, and makes research grants. Sales outlets exist throughout the southwest.

 
US Forest Service
U.S. Forest Service
Participates in interpretive partnership with the National Park Service, to provide programs on NPS and USFS lands and in local communities. Cooperative efforts by the two agencies improve protection of resources on government-managed lands.
 
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University
NAU students and staff participate in a variety of NPS programs, including research projects, interpretive program development, staff training, and consultation in specific subject matter. NPS staff in turn participate in NAU classes, projects, and field trips.

 
Museum of Northern Arizona
Museum of Northern Arizona
MNA sponsored much of the early archeological research conducted in northern Arizona and promoted establishment of the Flagstaff Area National Monuments. Many of the objects from our park museum collections are stored and curated at MNA, which facilitates their use by researchers. Most recently, MNA provided design and fabrication services for new exhibits in the Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monument Visitor Centers.
 
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Hopi Tribe
The Hopi people consult with NPS staff on all aspects of interpretation involving Hopi culture and the traditional stories of the park.
 
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Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation consults with NPS staff on all aspects of interpretation involving Navajo culture and the history of the park.
 
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Flagstaff Festival of Science
An annual 10-day celebration of science learning opportunities in the Flagstaff area, sponsored by numerous government agencies and educational partners.

Did You Know?

Map of United States showing Old Trails Highwary route

In 1915 a spur road to what is now Walnut Canyon National Monument was designated part of the National Old Trails Highway, also known as the Ocean-to-Ocean Highway, which stretched for 3,095 miles across the US. Walnut Canyon became a short detour from this major transcontinental route.