• Wupatki Pueblo at sunset


    National Monument Arizona

Your Safety

Be Aware
All plants, animals, and archeological objects are protected by federal law. There are substantial fines for disturbance, damage or removal.

Fire danger can be high at any time of year. Stay informed of local conditions and possible fire restrictions. Use your ashtray.

Storms can arise quickly. If there's lightning, take cover in a building or in your vehicle.

While Walking
Please stay on designated trails, for your protection and to prevent damage to fragile resources.

Watch where you walk - rocks are sharp, brittle, and unstable; cinders can be slippery underfoot. On either surface, a fall is an unpleasant experience.

This is dry country. Carry water with you and in your vehicle. Drink before you're thirsty.

Temperatures and sun exposure may be greater than you're used to. Slow down. Learn about survival in extreme heat.

While Driving
Park roads are narrow and winding, with soft shoulders. Stop only in designated pullouts. And watch the temperature. Summer heat is intense, especially in closed vehicles.

Speed limits are reduced for the protection of pedestrians and wildlife. Please watch for both.

Did You Know?

Wupatki Pueblo and the blowhole

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.