Walnut Canyon National Monument Celebrates Flagstaff's Families
Contact: Cecilia Shields, 928-526-1157 x228
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA - America's Promise Alliance has named Flagstaff as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. Flagstaff Area National Monuments is joining the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth, Flagstaff Unified School District, and other community partners in celebrating our Flagstaff families.
On Saturday, February 16, Walnut Canyon National Monument will be hosting family friendly activities that celebrate life in the canyon.
From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., rangers and volunteers will offer activities focusing on the sun, including solar viewing at the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center. At 2:00 p.m., families can go on a one- hour Junior Ranger Hike that will explore the wildlife of Walnut Canyon. Participants on the hike will earn a Walnut Canyon Junior Ranger badge.
Solar activities are open to all, but reservations are required for the hike. For information or to reserve space on the hike, call 928.526.0502 x225.
Walnut Canyon National Monument is located 7.5 miles east of downtown Flagstaff via I-40 and can be reached at 928.526.3367 and on the web at www.nps.gov/waca.
Walnut Canyon is open daily, except December 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The entrance fee is $5.00 per person for visitors 16 and over. America the Beautiful Passes are honored and sold.
Did You Know?
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.