• View of Cliff Dwellings from the Island Trail

    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

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Nearby Attractions

Be sure to visit the other Flagstaff Area National Monuments:

Wupatki National Monument
45 mi

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
25 mi

Other National Park Service Areas

Grand Canyon National Park
120 mi

Montezuma Castle National Monument
70 mi

Tuzigoot National Monument
57 mi

Petrified Forest National Park
90 mi

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
160 mi

Other Attractions

Museum of Northern Arizona
15 mi

The Arboretum at Flagstaff
18 mi

Coconino National Forest
1 mi

Riordan Mansion State Park
12 mi

Meteor Crater
38 mi

Homolovi Ruins State Park
50 mi

Local Information Resources

"Ancient Times" - the park newspaper

Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau

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.