Wupatki Museum Collections

An old photograph of geometric, zoomorphic, and anthropomorphic designs pecked into the surface of a vertical, orange rock face. The rock is also criss-crossed by several diagonal cracks.
Most of Wupatki's petroglyphs are located deep in the park's backcountry and are only accessible through special, ranger guided hikes. The monument's online museum collection lets you enjoy the resource without the overnight hike and 40-pound backpack!


Wupatki was first protected as a National Monument on December 9, 1924, by President Calvin Coolidge. Since then, National Park Service staff has worked with local partners to preserve the material and cultural heritage of this incredible landscape.

You can access Wupatki National Monument's collections through the NPS Museum Collections web site.

This searchable online database provides access to thousands of images and records from the National Park Service (NPS) museum collections. NPS museum collections include diverse disciplines and have unique associations with park cultural and natural resources, eminent figures, and park histories. Online visitors can perform simple or advanced searches by keyword, park name, object name, people, places, and date. Visitors can also browse or search collection highlights and park summaries.

Last updated: October 26, 2017

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