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.
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.
So we weren't able to get into the dwellings but we had a pretty fantastic view regardless:
I can't imagine getting water or food... or any other supplies was easy.
Walnut Canyon Ruins
: Walnut Canyon Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
: Nov-Apr 9am – 5pm, May-Oct 8am – 5pm
: Island Trail – 1 mile round trip, Rim Trail – .7 mile round trip
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