Walnut Canyon National Monument in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
An Eﬃcient Design
Overhanging ledges protected rooms from snow and rain, and shaded them during summer months. Thick walls of stone and mud insulated them from harsh winds and retained essential heat in winter.
Small doors were covered with animal skins, mats, cotton cloth, or sticks woven together. Air entered at the bottom, circled past a small fire, and carried most of the smoke out a hole above the door.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 35° 10.083′ N, 111° 30.605′ W. Marker is in Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona, in Coconino County. Touch for map. Marker is along the Island Trail loop, only accessible from the visitor center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Walnut Canyon Road, Flagstaff AZ 86004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Quest for Water (within shouting distance of this marker); A Days Work (within shouting distance of this marker); Room Functions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Ocean to Alcove (about 400 feet away); A Community Sharing the Land (about 500 feet away); Problem Solving What Happened Here? (about 600 feet away); Departure (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Canyon National Monument.
Also see . . . Walnut Canyon National Monument. (Submitted on November 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Environment • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close photo of full marker • Can you help?