Island Trail Partial Closures
Sections of the Island Trail are undergoing needed repairs creating partial closures. Please call ahead 928-526-3367 for the latest conditions.
Every March, the archaeologists of the Flagstaff Area National Monuments celebrate Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness month with events, lectures, walks, and activities for kids. Archaeologists have recorded over 3,000 sites in the Flagstaff Area National Monuments - Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Wupatki - some with artifacts more than 10,000 years old. Archaeology Month offers archaeologists a rare opportunity to share their knowledge and experience directly with the public, and inspire the next generation of park stewards.
Arizona Archaeology And Heritage Awareness Month is sponsored by the Arizona State Parks. State, local, federal, and private groups all take part in hosting events around the state. Visit their official home page by clicking here.
Download a complete calendar of events by clicking here.
Events at Wupatki National Monument in 2014
March 7th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm : Wupatki Pueblo Lantern Hike
March 15th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm : Hands-on Demonstrations
March 29th, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm : Behind Every Good Monument: An Introduction to the Pioneering Women Archaeologists of Wupatki National Monument
Events at Walnut Canyon National Monument in 2014
March 11th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm : History of National Park Service Architecture at Walnut Canyon
March 20th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm : Hands-on Demonstrations
March 26th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm : Discovery Hike - Prehistoric Resource Use at Walnut Canyon
Did You Know?
Animal-shaped figurines made from split twigs have been found near Walnut Canyon National Monument and at other places in the southwest. They indicate the presence of early human inhabitants 4000 or more years ago.