100 Years, 100 Miles
100 Years, 100 Miles:
Flagstaff Area National Monuments
Celebrates Arizona's Centennial, 1912-2012
with a Fee Free Day and Special Event
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA - The National Park Service congratulates the great state of Arizona on 100 remarkable years of statehood. Celebrate Arizona's 100th year as the 48th state with the National Park System of Arizona and the Flagstaff Area National Monuments. Bring your family and friends to one or more of Flagstaff's National Monuments - Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 to commemorate this monumental event.
The Flagstaff Area National Monuments staff is actively celebrating this special event by carrying the Arizona state flag 100 miles on the Walnut Canyon Rim Trail, Walnut Canyon Island Trail, the Sunset Crater Lava Flow Trail and the Wupatki Pueblo Trail! Help us reach our goal by walking one mile or more on February 14, 2012. This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and experience the natural and cultural resources of the monuments, while wishing the 48th state a happy 100th.
With your help, we will walk a mile for each year Arizona has been a state. To be part of this special event, please sign up by calling (928) 526-3367. All ages are welcome. Come take the Arizona State flag for a walk!
Our park partner, the Western National Parks Association (WNPA), will also celebrate Arizona's Centennial by offering a 15% discount on all products at the monument bookstores on February 14, 2012.
In addition, these additional National Park System sites in Arizona will offer fee-free entry on Tuesday, February 14th: Casa Grande Ruins, Chiricahua, Montezuma Castle, Organ Pipe Cactus, Pipe Springs, Sunset Crater Volcano, Tonto, Tuzigoot, Walnut Canyon, and Wupatki National Monuments; Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, and Saguaro National Parks; Tumacacori National Historical Park; and Glen Canyon and Lake Mead National Recreational Areas (only at Katherine's Landing, Arizona).
For more on visiting the Arizona National Parks System Units please go to: www.nps.gov/az. For more on Arizona's centennial celebrations, please visit: www.az100years.org, and for a calendar of centennial events, please go to: www.az100years.org/events/calendar-of-events/.
Did You Know?
The eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano must have been a powerful event. It destroyed all plants within a 5-mile radius. A fountain of fire, 850 feet high, was visible for miles around. An ash cloud rose 2.5 miles into the sky, and falling ash covered about 64,000 acres.