• Wupatki Pueblo at sunset

    Wupatki

    National Monument Arizona

People

From hunter-gatherers to farmers, herders, ranchers, and caretakers, many people have called Wupatki home.

Remnants of their lives are preserved here through the efforts of the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, and others. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was responsible for early preservation efforts and development of many of the buildings and trails we use today.

Did You Know?

Snow-covered mountains

The San Francisco Peaks, backdrop for Flagstaff and much of northern Arizona, were named in 1629 by Franciscan missionaries in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. This was more than 200 years before what was then a small town in California acquired a similar name.