Contact: Cecilia Shields, (928) 526-1157 x228
Wupatki National Monument Announces Discovery Hikes and Crack-in-Rock Schedules
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA –National Park Service rangers will lead Discovery Hikes to backcountry pueblos at Wupatki National Monument each Saturday through March 16. Discovery Hikes allow visitors to see parts of the monument that are normally off-limits to the public. Rangers and volunteers guide hikers through areas showing off the park's rich cultural, geological, plant and animal resources.
Discovery Hikes are free to the public, but space is limited to 12 people per hike to protect fragile pueblos, artifacts, and landscapes. Rangers strongly recommend making reservations, as hikes sometimes fill up weeks in advance. To reserve a space, please call the Wupatki Visitor Center at 928-679-2365. Discovery Hikes will take place on the following Saturdays:
Hikers should bring water, hats, sunscreen, snacks, and sturdy, comfortable footwear.
Wupatki is also taking reservations for overnight hikes to Crack-in-Rock Pueblo, to be held on April 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and April 30-May 1. These strenuous hikes involve 16 miles of rugged, cross-country travel under exposed conditions. Participants are selected by lottery to visit Ancestral Puebloan sites before camping overnight and returning the next day. The cost for attending the Crack-in-Rock hike is $75.00 per person. Contact the Wupatki Visitor Center for more information.
Last updated: January 24, 2016