• Wupatki Pueblo at sunset

    Wupatki

    National Monument Arizona

Interpretive Programs

May through August - Daily Interpretive Programs

Great Interpretive Programs are offered at the Wupatki Visitor Center during the summer and peak holiday seasons. Call (928) 679-2365 to check schedules. Click here for our calendar of special events.

 
Ranger Program

Wupatki Pueblo Walks

Pueblo walks offer the chance to tour the 104 room Wupatki Pueblo with a Park Ranger. These walking tours introduce you to the Pueblo's incredible past, from the Ancestral Pueblo people who built it, to the early Park Rangers who lived in it.

Length 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy walk, Exposed to the sun
Location Wupatki Pueblo Trail
Topic History of Wupatki Pueblo

 
Rangers offer patio talks in the shade.

Ranger's Choice Patio Talk

These short interpretive programs take place under the shade awning at the Wupatki Visitor Center.

Length 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy, Shaded
Location Wupatki Visitor Center Back Patio
Topic Varies

 

October through April - Guided Ranger Hikes

Discovery Hikes
Guided Discovery Hikes take place on some Saturdays from November through March. Discover the archeological sites, rock art, geology, flora, and fauna that make Wupatki National Monument a beautiful place. Hikes last 2-3 miles on moderate terrain. Hikes leave from the visitor center at 12 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information and 2014 hike schedules, click here.

Crack-in-Rock
Crack-in-Rock is a strenuous overnight back packing trip to a remote area of the monument. It is only offered a few times a year and requires advanced reservations. More . . .

 
Ranger presenting interpretive talk on mountaintop

Interpretive programs are presented each summer weekend at the top of the Snowbowl Sky Ride.

NPS/USFS Interpretive Partnership

This program provides Ranger talks and guided hikes at NPS and Forest locations throughout the summer.

Did You Know?

1851 lithograph of Wupatki Pueblo

The sites at Wupatki were first described by Lorenzo Sitgreaves during his expedition in 1851. Camping near Wupatki Pueblo, he recorded that the sites must have been the remains of a large town covering 8 or 9 miles, and that the pottery was thickly strewn over the ground.