Walnut Canyon Ruins

On the drive back to Flagstaff from the Barringer Meteor Crater, we stopped at Walnut Canyon National Monument to see the cliff dwellings of the Sinagua, who were in residence from 1100 to 1250 AD.

Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

We had hoped to hike the Island Trail Loop but upon arrival we were informed that part of the Island Trail was closed for construction until the 28th. It will be closed on and off after that for trail repaving.

Aw poop.

So we weren't able to get into the dwellings but we had a pretty fantastic view regardless:

switchbacks of Island Trail, to cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

Stairs of Island Trail to Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

Stairs of Island Trail to Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

Island Trail closed under construction, Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona
I can't imagine getting water or food... or any other supplies was easy.

Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

Cliff dwellings of Sinagua tribe Native Americans, Walnut Canyon National Monument Park, Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona

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Walnut Canyon Ruins

Address: Walnut Canyon Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Hours: Nov-Apr 9am – 5pm, May-Oct 8am – 5pm
Fees: $5/person
Distance: Island Trail – 1 mile round trip, Rim Trail – .7 mile round trip
Websites: nps.gov/waca

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