• Wupatki Pueblo at sunset

    Wupatki

    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?

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.