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    Walnut Canyon

    Coconino National Forest, Arizona
    Distance1.3mi
    Elevation Gain142ft
    Trailhead Elevation6,492ft
    Top6,592ft
    Elevation Min/Max6492/6592ft
    Elevation Start/End6492/6492ft

    Walnut Canyon

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    Las Vegas, NV
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    7/5/2007
    Great short trail. Close-up vies of Sinagua cliff dwellings. 250-ish steps down-and-up. Better workout than a gym stairmaster and the view is spectacular.
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    Phoenix, AZ
    Pathfinder | 71 pts
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    12/21/2001
    The site is fantastic: scenic and impressive. It showcases an historic tribe of people who inhabited the area. The trail is paved the beginning of the trail is handicapped accessable and stairs have been built into all of the steeper parts . This walk takes you into a world of desert survival showing you the living quarters (ruins now) and terrain of the former inhabitants. There are markers along the trail that note the importance of the scene before you. Mud abodes line the sides of this canyon on both sides. This is something to behold if you are travelling in the Flagstaff area.
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    Oviedo, FL
    Adventurer | 480 pts
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    11/1/2001
    If you are physically able, this is a must do. The 200 steps down the side of the canyon take you back in time to a place where native tribes lived in cave like dwelling. THen, you actually get to see these dwellings up close and personal. the trail is paved all the way down and then around the landing that goes around the dwellings themselves. There are built in benches to rest on the way down the stairs and then back up, so you don''t have to rush if you are tired. Once again, if you can physically do it and you like early civilization archeology, this is a must.
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    Trail Information

    Coconino National Forest
    Nearby City
    Coconino National Forest
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Coconino National Forest, (520) 526-0866.
    Local Contacts
    USGS Flagstaff West, Flagstaff East, Coconino National Forest.
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