Walnut Canyon National Monument~

Exploration.

Southeast of Flagstaff Arizona (click to enlarge and spot the cliff dwellings hidden in the rock face),

is a 600 foot deep canyon,

on a plateau,

carved by Walnut Creek, a stream that flows east into The Grand Canyon.

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The canyon has been occupied by people for thousands of years.

The first permanent residents,

who occupied the region from CE 600- 1400,

left approximately 800 remaining structures.

We visited here as part of an exploration of lesser visited, and even unpublicized cultural sites in the American Southwest. In the next few posts I will show you some of what we have found. But our explorations are still ongoing. It becomes quite addictive finding sites that aren’t widely known. We even found some at The Holler.

For more about Walnut Canyon see:

https://www.nps.gov/waca/learn/historyculture/people.htm

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