Jul 15

Walnut Canyon

Category: Arizona

Walnut Canyon is a national monument featuring ancient native American cliff dwellings.  It is only a few minutes outside of Flagstaff and an easy morning or afternoon trip.  If you’re in the area you can see this between breakfast and lunch, but you will never forget it.  There are only two marked trails here, and both are short, easily accessible trails.  All you need is a bottle of water and a camera.

The canyon would be a great place even without the cliff dwellings, but they are a wondrous sight.  There are hundreds of them in this photo, but they are so well camouflaged that they are invisible.  These people lived like cliff swallows!

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In the next picture some of them are a little more obvious…

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Turkey Vulture

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These well-camouflaged lizards are everywhere out here.

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  1. Bert G. August 5th, 2009 2:07 PM

    Dan, Thank you for sending all this information. It is not surprising to find that your pictures are awesome! We’re excited about seeing you! Love, Dad

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