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.
Storms can arise quickly. If there's lightning, take cover - in a building, in your vehicle, or in a cliff dwelling if you're on the trail. Stay away from metal handrails.
Pace yourself. The Island Trail descends 185 feet (240 stairs) into the canyon. You will have to climb back up. The trail is steep and there are sharp dropoffs.
This is dry country. Fill your water bottle at the visitor center, and carry it with you. Keep extra water in your vehicle.
Speed limits are reduced for the protection of pedestrians and wildlife. Please watch for both.
Did You Know?
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.