Spring 2016 Discovery Hike and Crack-In-Rock Schedules Announced

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Date: January 22, 2016
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: 

January 23—East Mesa 
January 30—Antelope House 
February 6—Kaibab House 
February 13—East Mesa 
February 20—Antelope House 
February 27—Kaibab House 
March 5—East Mesa 
March 12—Antelope House 
March 19—Kaibab House 


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

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