Walnut Canyon National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Walnut Canyon National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Address:c/o Flagstaff Area National Monuments
6400 N Hwy 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Phone:928-526-3367
Fax:928-527-0246
Web: www.nps.gov/waca/
Size: 3,579 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on November 30, 1915; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933.
Location:10 miles east of downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. From I-40, take Exit 204 to entrance road.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, guided walks.
Special Features:These cliff dwellings were built in shallow caves under ledges of limestone by the Sinagua People more than 700 years ago. Though the Sinagua were the canyon's only permanent residents, artifacts found here indicate that they were preceded by Archaic peoples who traveled throughout the Southwest thousands of years ago.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Government established Walnut Canyon National Monument in 1915 to conserve cliff-dwelling structures constructed between 1125 and 1250 by people of the Sinagua culture along the walls and rim of Walnut Canyon (Clark, 1968).
With a population of over 2, 000 Arizona walnut trees and most exhibiting good health, Walnut Canyon National Monument's namesake species does not appear currently threatened.
Historical review of water flow and riparian vegetation at Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona.
Soil survey of Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona.