• View of Cliff Dwellings from the Island Trail

    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

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Brochures

Park Newspaper
Read the latest edition of our "Ancient Times" park newspaper. (pdf, 1250 KB)

 
Coils that Bind
Four-page guide to Puebloan pottery - design, manufacture and use -from past to present. A free publication courtesy of Western National Parks Association. (pdf, 216 KB)
 
Where Can I See Rock Art?
Petroglyphs (rock carvings) and pictographs (rock paintings) are found throughout the Southwest. Here's a two-page guide to some of the sites that are open to the public. (pdf, 297 KB)
 

The San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona
Link to a U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet explaining volcanic activity in northern Arizona. Color photos.

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.