Learn what it was like to live in the small, ancient cliff dwellings that dot the rim of this canyon, built by the Sinagua people, the first permanent inhabitants of the region. Walk the Rim Trail for scenic views, or hike into the canyon to explore the dwellings up close.

Updates on Walnut Canyon

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    What Happens When the Water Runs Out?

    Jul 2017 | By Jim Stratton

    A short visit to a narrow canyon reveals stories from the distant past on water and climate that feel surprisingly relevant today


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