• View of Cliff Dwellings from the Island Trail

    Walnut Canyon

    National Monument Arizona

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Weather

snow-covered road framed by pine trees

Walnut Canyon entrance road in winter

NPS photo by Dallas Larsen

Not all of Arizona is warm dry desert. Weather can vary widely, especially with elevation.

At Walnut Canyon (6690'/2039m above sea level), be prepared for snow in winter, hot sun in summer with afternoon thunderstorms, and, especially in spring, strong gusty winds on the rim and/or in the canyon. Best advice - dress in layers, because the weather can change quickly at any time of year.

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Did You Know?

The original stone visitor center

The original Walnut Canyon Visitor Center was built from local stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940. It's still there, as part of the expanded building in use today.