Get Outdoors Day

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Date: June 7, 2012

Flagstaff Area National Monuments Announces Fee Free Day in Honor of Get Outdoors Day with a Cultural Demonstration and Book Signing at Walnut Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA - Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments will be joining national park units across the country in offering fee free entry onSaturday, June 9, 2012, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day.

Visitors who arrive to the monuments on National Get Outdoors Day, will be allowed to enter free of charge. Monument visitor centers and entrance stations will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.

The Flagstaff Area National Monuments and Western National Parks Association (WNPA) will host a cultural demonstration and book signing event on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Walnut Canyon National Monument Visitor Center.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Horace Kayquoptewa

Noted Hopi kachina carver from Hotevilla, Horace Kayquoptewa, will be on hand demonstrating carving techniques and offering his kachina dolls for sale.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Susan Lamb Bean

Local Flagstaff author, Susan Lamb Bean, will be signing copies of her books Wildflowers of the Plateau & Canyon Country, Wupatki National Monument, Guide to Pueblo Pottery, Guide to Zuni Fetishes, Guide to Carvings & Navajo Rugs.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Sylvester Allred

Northern Arizona Professor, Sylvester Allred, will be signing copies of his

children's book Rascal, the Tassel Eared Squirrel and his latest book for adults The Natural History of Tassel Eared Squirrels

WNPA is a non-profit cooperating association that supports interpretive activities at the Flagstaff Area Monuments. For more information about WNPA, please visit their website at

For more information on National Get Outdoors Day, please go to; and for more on national park fee free days, go to

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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