Wupatki National Monument Hosts Discovery Hikes


Join park rangers for a guided hike through the backcountry of Wupatki National Monument and discover for yourself what makes Wupatki such a unique and beautiful place.


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Guided walks begin at noon every Saturday from Feb. 5 through March 26. This is a hike of moderate difficulty, off trail, of approximately three miles in length.

Participants should be prepared for windy conditions and variations in temperature.

The hikes will start at the Visitor Center and participants will then caravan to the trailhead. Bring at least one quart of water, sturdy walking shoes, warm clothing (including hat and gloves), sunscreen and snacks.

The park entrance fee of $5 per adult (16 and older) will be charged. Flagstaff Area Passes, America the Beautiful Passes, Senior Passes and Access Passes are all accepted. There is no additional charge for the guided hike.

The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call (928) 679-2365 to reserve a place in this special guided program.

To reach Wupatki, take Highway 89 for 12 miles north of Flagstaff. Turn right onto the Sunset Crater — Wupatki Loop Road. Continue 21 miles to the Wupatki Visitor Center. Allow one hour to drive from Flagstaff to the Wupatki Visitor Center (approximately 38 miles).

For more information about Wupatki, please call (928) 679-2365 or visit www.nps.gov/wupa.


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