• View of Cliff Dwellings from the Island Trail

    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

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  • Island Trail Partial Closures

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

Interpretive Programs

Island Trail Stairs

Visitors along the Island Trail

Tours and Hikes

A variety of interpretive programs are offered throughout the year!

Join a Park Ranger for a tour along the Rim Trail or on the Island Trail.

Call (928) 526-3367 to check schedules.

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log cabin in woods

The Ranger Cabin was built in 1904 to help protect Walnut Canyon. 

NPS photo

Discovery Hikes
Two Discovery Hikes are available this summer from July 12th through Labor Day. Reservations are required to experience these unique guided hikes.
Call 928-526-3367 for reservations.

Canyon Ledge Hike : Experience the canyon and the cliff dwellings along ancient ledge paths.
Time: 9:15 AM
Duration: Three hours
NOTE: Due to the nature of the canyon terrain, this hike requires walking along narrow ledges and rocky slopes. It is not generally accessible to small children or people who have difficulty with heights.

Ranger Cabin Walk : Explore the recently restored 1904 Ranger Cabin.
Time: 9:15 AM
Duration: Two hours
Difficulty: Easy

A ranger talks to visitors on mountaintop.

Interpretive programs are presented each summer weekend at the top of the Snowbowl Sky Ride.

NPS photo

NPS/USFS Ranger Programs

This program offers Ranger talks and guided hikes at NPS and USFS locations throughout the summer.

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.