See Native American ruins in a desert setting at Wupatki National Monument. Three buildings and nearly 30 structures can be located throughout a 14,266 hectare (35,253 acre) area. First populated around 500 CE by Anasazi, Cohonina, and Sinagua tribes, the area was inhabited until 1225. Start your tour at the visitor center, where you'll find exhibits and historical facts and see schedules of interpretive programs. From there, begin the self-guided tour of the pueblo, or ask about the organized hikes and ranger talks taking place at the time of your visit. By using our Flagstaff online trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Wupatki National Monument and other attractions in Flagstaff.
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Wupatki National Monument reviews
Great area to see how the people lived here back in the day. They have a nice memorial there for you to take photo opps. Must see. more »
I had never heard of this but I'm so glad we stopped here. It's not far from Sunset Crater. There are very well preserved and elaborate red brick ruins and architecture indicating that this area... more »
This is a great National Monument. I went here and was immensely satisfied with my experience. I drove into here from the park’s south side, which was quite scenic. The road goes down a hill as it enters the park, so you can see a large, broad, expansive vista of orange ground, which is very scenic. You could see that the terrain in front of you is flat, but there is a sharp, steep decline in the distance. I thought that was the Grand Canyon when I saw it, but I don’t know for sure. After I drove down the hill I went to the park’s visitor center. I parked in front of the visitor center and walked in, where I looked at the park’s exhibits. The visitor center has many exhibits about the history of Native Americans and pueblos in the area. After I looked at the exhibits, I left the visitor center and walked along the park’s sidewalk to the main pueblo in the park (I forgot what it was called). It was very big, orange, and had many rooms. The sidewalk went right by the entire pueblo, so you could easily observe the interior. You’re not able to go into the pueblo. After I looked at the pueblo, I walked to the ball court past the pueblo. I went inside it and it was shaped a large, round, flat circle. After I walked around the ball court, which had a dirt floor, I walked pack to my car and drove to another pueblo. It was smaller, only having a couple of rooms, but I was able to walk inside. I walked inside it and looked around before climbing to the top room. The doorways were very short, so I had to bend down to go through each room. After I finished exploring that pueblo, I got back in my car and left the park, satisfied so with my experience. I gave this National Monument five stars because it has very nice and well preserved pueblos.
What an amazing place! It was so fun to walk around all of the ruins and get to see them up close. The trails had signs with a ton of information which was awesome. I highly suggest visiting if you are in the area.
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