Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon National Monument On the way out of Flagstaff, Arizona, heading to the Meteor Crater, my friend and I saw a sign for Walnut Canyon National Monument.  It was not in our plans at all, and the sign was the first we had heard of it, but the word plans isn't really accurate for that day any way.  We were winging it.  I told her that I thought maybe I had been there in 1987 when I was 8 years old, and that I thought it had cliff dwellings.  She quickly looked it up on her phone, and it indeed had cliff dwellings, so we got excited and went.  When we got there, we found out that the trail that goes past the cliff dwellings directly was closed for renovations.  We got disappointed for a few minutes, then laughed at ourselves and realized it was like a Louis CK bit where he talks about how quickly the world owes someone who only knew something existed 30 seconds ago.   So we walked the rim trail, and I shot some pics, including this one, where you should be able to see a pathway going past the cliff dwellings.  It would have been neat to get closer, but it was still neat to see all the same.