• 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?

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.