Walnut Canyon: The Hike to the Ruins
You will have a choice of two different trails to take. One is the Island Trail which is 0.9 mile long, with over 240 steps down and then up afterwards, it is about an 185 foot climb. Coming back up this trail is grueling but worth it. This is the one my sister-in-law and I went on. On this trail, you will pass by 25 of the cliff dwelling rooms, some of which you can go inside. The trail is asphalted, about 3-4 foot wide with sheer cliffs on the side. This is not a good trail for those who can't handle heights. The other trail is called the Rim Trail and is about 0.7 mile long. It has a flatter trail and passes the ruins of rimtop structures. The park has picnic areas with campgrounds, lodging, and restaurants nearby.
Walnut Canyon National Monument
9 am to 5 pm daily except closed Christmas day