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[photo] Current view and historic rendering of Wupatki National Monument
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Wupatki National Monument protects nearly 2,700 Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites dating from the early 1100s to the mid 1200s CE. Wupatki Pueblo is the largest free-standing pueblo structure in Northern Arizona and was the biggest trading center within 50 miles when occupied. There are four short trails with seven different pueblo structures to visit within the monument. By about 1250 CE the people moved on, likely due to drought and the cultural significance of migration. Some people migrated to the east in what is now the Hopi Mesas. These sites are remembered and cared for, not abandoned.

Wupatki National Monument is 35 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, off U.S. 89. The Visitor Center is open daily except for Christmas, New Year's, and Thanksgiving days. All trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Please call 928-679-2365 or visit the park's website for the most up to date information.


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