National Monument is a neat little stop just outside of
Flagstaff. It was well worth the hour or so we spent looking
The serpentine canyon
pictured is formed Walnut Creek takes a couple meanders and leaves a
nice rock promontory that is called "The Island". This
feature, the creek, and the steep canyon walls allowed the Sinagua
indians to live in the canyon up to 700 years ago.
As you can see by the sunbaked sides
and shaded sides the natives that lived here utilized various spots
seasonally to adapt to living at nearly 7,000 elevation.