• 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


April 2014 Hike Season

We are currently accepting applications for the April 2014 Hike season. To apply for a hike, please read our hike information.

Lottery applications will be accepted from February 1, 2014 to February 27th, 2014. To download a lottery application, click here.

Crack in Rock Walk
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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.