Explore the stories of ancient life, people of the past, and desert survival on a one hour scenic drive. Ask for a Walnut Canyon Desert Drive Guide at the visitor center.
The Walnut Canyon Desert Drive is a 9.5 mile (15 km) one-way, unpaved route.
The road is not maintained for low clearance vehicles and is closed to RVs, buses, and trailers.
Enjoy an overlook, desert plants, and wildlife.
0 and Older
Yes with Restrictions
Pets are permitted on the road only.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Walnut Canyon Desert Drive
About 0.5 mile (0.8 km) from the visitor center.
Time of Day
The road opens 1/2 before sunrise and closes 1/2 after sunset.
The road and pullouts are unpaved.
Last updated: March 25, 2021