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The Walnut Canyon National Monument is situated just east of Flagstaff, Arizona, which is located in the north-central portion of this large state. This is one of the larger towns in the local area. It is found about 100 miles southeast of Grand Canyon National Park and around 150 miles north of the state's capital, Phoenix.

This portion of Arizona is arid, but it actually features mountains covered in pine trees. There is also national forestland in the area that offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities. This region provides trails that help you to enjoy the countryside. It is also known for its many archeological sites leftover from prehistoric civilizations.

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Getting Outdoors

Renting an RV at Walnut Canyon National Monument will allow you to see many unique sites. One of the prime features found here are the cliff dwellings that were hewn into the rocks by an ancient culture. You can actually tour some of these homes that were built into the sides of cliffs. Walking trails allow access to these locales. Both self and ranger-guided tours make it easy to experience these ancient living spaces up close.

The park is situated within the Coconino National Forest. You will find fun things to do here during the entire year. There are trails and recreation areas to ride horses, bikes, go hiking, and places to camp. Scenic drives are also available. Visitors should note that this area is at a higher altitude, and it does snow here during the winter. This means snow sports can be enjoyed as well. These conditions can cause some roads to be impassable for typical passenger vehicles at certain times of the year.

There are a number of natural areas to visit locally. These include mountains such as the San Francisco Peaks, craters left from extinct volcanoes, and picturesque waterfalls. There are trails to the tops of some of the nearby summits that offer expansive views. As it does snow here during the winter, you can enjoy activities such as cross-country skiing, as well.

Camping at Walnut Canyon National Monument

Options for camping with an RV are not available at Walnut Canyon National Monument. However, there are a number of campgrounds in town that know how to meet the needs of visitors.

Black Barts RV Park is in town. It provides campsites with hookups. It is located just off of I-40, so it should be very easy to find. This park even offers a steakhouse, on-site. It can also accommodate stays that are both long and short in duration. There are bathrooms and showers available for guests, as well.

The Flagstaff KOA offers cable and WiFi for guests and a dog park for your furry friends. There are also hiking trails, a breakfast cafe, and a store on-site. This park is also open throughout the year. As there are so many unique things to do in this area, there are plenty of people who enjoy RV camping near the Walnut Canyon National Monument, so you should be able to find any services you need easily.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in Coconino County, you will find all sorts of interesting activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Volcanoes were once present in this part of the country! You can still view remnants of them. Check out the Lava River Cave in town. This cave was once a lava tube, and it can now be toured. National monument RV camping makes it easy to enjoy sites like these and others that are available nearby.

The park visitor center offers a number of exhibits that highlight the culture and stories of the ancient people who first made their homes in this area. Some of these also detail the ecosystems and animals that you will see within the park boundaries. There are also some informational sessions led by rangers that are offered.

Also, learn about some of the ancient American Indian cultures that are local to this region at other archeological sites. Some of these structures can be viewed at the Elden Pueblo as well as the Wupatki National Monument. You can tour these sites and learn the history of the people who lived there.

When you've been looking for a beautiful place for a vacation that will allow you to enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities, consider camping near the Walnut Canyon National Monument. Take a hike through a local forest, check out a lava tube or learn about local, ancient culture by touring the ruins they left behind. Camp in an RV near Flagstaff and enjoy your time in this scenic region.

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