We love GPS devices. Unfortunately they don't always love us. Many GPS devices have difficulty finding our physical location. Often, they will direct you to our administrative offices at 6400 N. Highway 89, or they will direct you to follow dirt roads through the forest. If you are not in a high clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle, you should avoid any unfamiliar roads that are not paved.
Physical Address: 25137 N. Wupatki Loop Road, Flagstaff AZ, 86004.
Commercial airports serve Phoenix, Las Vegas, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon.
From Flagstaff: take US 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano - Wupatki National Monuments. The Visitor Center is 21 miles (34km) from this junction. Drive time from Flagstaff to the Wupatki visitor center is 45 minutes - 1 hour.
Scenic Loop Drive: Wupatki National Monuments is located along a 34 mile scenic loop road that takes from open meadows and the beautiful Ponderosa pine forests surrounding Sunset Crater Volcano, through juniper grasslands and views of the Painted Desert, to the open red rock landscape of the Wupatki Basin. Drive time along the loop road is about 1 hour.
There is no public transportation into the park.
Commercial shuttles are available between Phoenix, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon.Check with the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau for commercial tour services.
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Did You Know?
Dr. Harold S. Colton, co-founder of the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, was instrumental in the establishment of Wupatki National Monument in 1924. His work at Wupatki was influential in Flagstaff area archeology, and he was responsible for the name "Sinagua" assigned to local cultures.