Storm over the desert
Storm over the desert.

NPS photo by Dallas Larsen.

Wupatki is high desert; at elevations of 4,280’ to 5,720’, weather conditions can be unpredictable. In general, here’s what you can expect:

: Dry and windy. Brief daily thunderstorms from July-September provide most of Wupatki’s annual 8” of precipitation. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s and occasionally over 100° F. Lows are normally in the 50s.

: Very pleasant, with mild to warm daytime temperatures, some precipitation, and light winds.

: Mostly mild daytime temperatures, and nights often below freezing. A few small snow showers.

: Unpredictable, and often windy. Mild to warm days, but occasional rain or small snow showers.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6400 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004


(928) 679-2365
Phones are answered during visitor center hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MST. Phone service at Wupatki is affected by storms and strong winds and may be intermittent.

Contact Us