Read the latest edition of our "Ancient Times" park newspaper. (pdf, 1250 KB)
Wupatki Pueblo Trail Guide
Wukoki seems to grow out of the rock landscape that surrounds it. Read about one of the best preserved structures in Wupatki National Monument. (pdf, 29 KB)
The Breathing Earth - Wupatki Blowholes
Wupatki has several blowholes - places where air flows in and out of small holes in the ground. What are they and how do they work? (pdf, 187 KB)
Coils that Bind
Four-page guide to Puebloan pottery - design, manufacture and use - from past to present.
A free publication courtesy of Western National Parks Association. (pdf, 216 KB)
Where Can I See Rock Art?
Petroglyphs (rock carvings) and pictographs (rock paintings) are found throughout the Southwest. Here's a two-page guide to some of the sites that are open to the public. (pdf, 297 KB)
The San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona
Link to a U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet explaining volcanic activity in northern Arizona. Color photos.
Did You Know?
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.