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Walnut Canyon Study – Final Report

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Date: February 4, 2014
Contact: Cecilia Shields, 928-526-1157 x228

Walnut Canyon Study – Final Report  


FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA – The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Coconino County, and City of Flagstaff partnered to complete a congressionally mandated study to explore management options for a study area of federal (USFS), state, and private lands surrounding Walnut Canyon National Monument.  The report describes three viable management options for the study area: continued USFS management; congressional special designation; and congressional restriction on exchange of federal lands. The Final Walnut Canyon Special Study report is available on the following websites:






 All documents on the previous Walnut Canyon Special Study website are now located under “Document List” at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/WalnutCanyonSpecialStudy .


 Walnut Canyon National Monument is located about 7.5 east of Flagstaff. From Interstate 40, take exit 204 and head south.  The Visitor Center is located at the end of this 3 mile road.


Did You Know?

cliff dwellings

Original proposals in 1915 called for establishment of a Cliffs National Monument at Walnut Canyon. The name was changed to Walnut Canyon National Monument to avoid confusion with a nearby railroad siding, mill town, and post office called Cliffs.