Getaway to Wupatki National Monument: This month’s National Park Getaway

Rainbow over pueblo in the desert

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News Release Date: November 2, 2017

Contact: Kayci Cook, Wupatki National Monument, 928-526-1157

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – As Native American Heritage Month begins, the National Park Service invites you to discover Wupatki National Monument, hidden in the highlands of Arizona’s Painted Desert. Archaeology and architectural remnants in the park give a glimpse into the lives of Ancestral Puebloans connected to the Hisat’sinom of the past and Hopi of today.

Imagine yourself living in a dry, barren landscape with limited resources to survive. Each pueblo paints the story of how Ancestral Puebloans built their community of family, agriculture, and trade. The photo opportunities are endless. We all can experience something meaningful during a visit to Wupatki, whether it is experiencing architecture, solitude, or wildlife or connecting to the people of the past.

The National Park Getaways series helps people find new places to connect with nature, history, family, and friends. This month’s Getaway featuring Wupatki National Monument is the 275th installment in the series.

 

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Last updated: November 2, 2017

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