NPS photo by Dallas Larsen.
Wupatki is high desert; at elevations of 4,280’ to 5,720’, weather conditions can be unpredictable. In general, here’s what you can expect:
Did You Know?
The sites at Wupatki were first described by Lorenzo Sitgreaves during his expedition in 1851. Camping near Wupatki Pueblo, he recorded that the sites must have been the remains of a large town covering 8 or 9 miles, and that the pottery was thickly strewn over the ground.