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.
NPS photo by Dallas Larsen
This is a self-guided trail along the canyon rim and through ponderosa forest. You'll see 2 canyon overlooks, plus a pithouse and pueblo set back from the canyon rim. This upland area is also where crops were grown.
Please stay on the established trail, don't climb on walls, and do not remove or disturb any features.
Entry to the trail closes 30 minutes before the monument closes.
Did You Know?
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.