• Wupatki Pueblo at sunset

    Wupatki

    National Monument Arizona

Wupatki National Monument offers Guided Discovery Hikes

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Date: January 8, 2013
Contact: Cecilia Shields, 928-526-1157

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Wupatki National Monument offers Guided Discovery Hikes

Join us for a guided hike, and discover for yourself what makes Wupatki National Monument a unique and beautiful place. Explore Wupatki's open grasslands, red rock geology and ancient pueblos on a guided back country excursion. Discovery Hikes are moderately difficult, last 2-4 hours, and require reservations.

Hikes begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from January 12 through March 23. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please call (928) 679-2365 to reserve a space. Visit our Web site www.nps.gov/wupa for a detailed hike schedule. 

The Visitor Center and Pueblo Trail at Wupatki National Monument is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and all other trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Entrance fees are $5.00 per person age 16 and over. America the Beautiful passes are honored and sold. There is no additional fee for the hike.

 

Wupatki National Monument is located 34 miles north of Flagstaff via Highway 89. Allow one hour to drive from Flagstaff to the Wupatki Visitor Center. For more information about Wupatki, please call (928) 679-2365 or visit www.nps.gov/wupa

Did You Know?

photo of fairy shrimp

Arizona has more fairy shrimp than any other state except California. Three species of fairy shrimp, a single tadpole shrimp species, and a single clam shrimp species are found in the ephemeral pools and prehistoric impoundments at Wupatki National Monument.