Walnut Canyon National Monument
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Amazing Anasazi cliff dwellings with a very informative visitor center.
Walnut Canyon National Monument, only 10 miles (16km) east from Flagstaff along I-40, contains about 25 cliff-dwelling rooms constructed by the Sinagua people in the 13th century along a 1 ½ mile (2400m) loop trail. (Warning: there is a stairway of some 240 steps to get into and out of the canyon;…
Just 10 miles away; this national monument contains ancient cliff dwellings. Wonderful photo opportunities and not a bad hike either. Wear good shoes. NOTE: There are some 250 steps each direction on this adventure.
The dramatic location of the buildings and their good state of preservation makes Walnut Canyon perhaps the most interesting of the NPS historical sites in Arizona to explore and is within 15-20 minutes of the guest suite. Cliff dwellings of the Sinagua Indians, built in alcoves in the sandstone…