• 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.

Campgrounds

USFS campground sign

Campground entrance

NPS photo

There is no camping in the monument.

However, Bonito Campground, operated by the US Forest Service, is located across from the visitor center at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

This campground is generally open from late May through mid-October. There are no hook-ups.

For futher information contact the Coconino National Forest at 928-526-0866.


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.