• Wupatki Pueblo at sunset


    National Monument Arizona

Crack-in-Rock Hike

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Hikers and staff explore remote areas of the park on the Crack in Rock overnight back packing trip.
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For a special ranger-guided backpacking experience, consider the Crack-in-the-Rock hike, offered on weekends in April and October. This trip explores fantastic rock art and pueblo architecture in an area not normally open to the public. Hikes are led by a Park Ranger and a subject matter expert.

This is a strenuous 16-mile cross country overnight trip, carrying a 30-40 pound pack. Each hike is limited to 12 people; minimum age is 10. Cost is $50.00 per person, and participants are selected through a lottery system.

Please call for more information: 928-679-2365


October 2014 Hike Season

We are currently taking names for the interest list for the October 2014 hikes. To add your name to our list, contact the visitor center at 928-679-2365.

For information on applying for a hike, please read our hike information.

Lottery applications will be available on this Web page and sent to everyone on our interest list at the beginning of August. The results of the lottery will be announced at the beginning of September.

Crack in Rock Walk
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Did You Know?

Aerial view of Sunset Crater Volcano

The large pueblos preserved at Wupatki National Monument were constructed in the years following the eruption of nearby Sunset Crater, sometime between 1040 and 1100. Volcanic ash, deposited in thin layers, retained moisture and improved farming for an increased population at Wupatki.