Passage #31 - Walnut Canyon
Length: 18.5 miles
Southern Trailhead: Marshall Lake Trailhead - FR 128
Northern Trailhead: Interstate 40 - West of Cosnino Exit
Trail Route Description: From the Marshall Lake Trailhead the trail heads mostly west across flat forest land. It passes through a gate, drops into a small canyon, crosses a road and climbs out the other side. The trail crosses FR 128B and then descends steeply into Lower Walnut Canyon. It passes the Sandy's Canyon Trail junction, turns to the right and goes up the canyon. The trail forks to the right and climbs steeply out of Walnut Canyon at Fisher Point. Once on top it passes the Fisher Point Trail junction and then crosses FR 301. The trail parallels Walnut Canyon and passes another trail junction. After two more junctions the trail descends down into a tributary of Walnut Canyon. It follows the canyon for a short ways and then climbs steeply out of it. From here the trail joins a two-track and then heads north up to FR 303, which is a trailhead. The trail stays north of the Walnut Canyon National Monument until it crosses the entrance road. It then turns to the north and works its way down to Interstate 40.
Season(s): Spring, Summer and Fall (current weather forecast)
Water: There are no reliable water sources on this passage. Water can sometimes be found in Walnut Canyon and there is water in the city of Flagstaff and in Walnut Canyon National Monument.
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