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Island Trail

Trailhead: Walnut Canyon

Length: 0.8 miles roundtrip

Difficulty: Moderate

National Park: Walnut Canyon National Monument

Journal: "Walnut Canyon"

**Kid Friendly Hike**

Walnut Canyon

Directions to Trailhead:

From Flagstaff, take I-40 east to Exit 204, which is the Walnut Canyon exit. Turn right and follow the paved road into Walnut Canyon National Monument. There is a fee to pay at the Visitor's Center

Trail Description:

The paved trail begins at the visitor's center. It descends 300 feet (240 stair steps) to the ruins, which are located on a sort of island in the middle of a canyon. At the bottom of the stairs, the trail turns to dirt and loops around the island, so that you can inspect the impressive cliff dwellings of the ancient Indians.

To return, you will have to climb the stairs back to the visitor's center.

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