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?
Dr. Harold S. Colton, co-founder of the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, was instrumental in the establishment of Wupatki National Monument in 1924. His work at Wupatki was influential in Flagstaff area archeology, and he was responsible for the name "Sinagua" assigned to local cultures.