**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all guided hikes have been cancelled through April, 2021. Please check back for updates.
Wupatki National Monument offers a variety of guided hikes from October through April. These hikes range from moderate to very strenuous, and can last anywhere from two hours to two days. Come experience all that Wupatki has to offer.
Guided hikes provide the only public access to many areas of the monument. These areas are home to a rich cultural and biological landscape. In order to preserve these sensitive areas, hikes are limited in size and follow strict Leave No Trace principles. GPS devices are not permitted. Reservations are required for all guided hikes.
Crack in Rock hikes are very strenuous two day hikes that explore deep into the Wupatki back country. Discovery Hikes are short day hikes offered on some Saturdays from November through March. Frequency of hikes will vary depending on available staffing. There is an additional fee for some of the hikes.
Looking to explore, but not interested in a guided tour? Check out the neighboring Coconino National Forest.
Winter Discovery Hikes
Guided Discovery Hikes take place on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the winter. Discover the archeological sites, petroglyphs, geology, flora, and fauna that make Wupatki National Monument a beautiful place. Hikes are 2- 3 miles on moderate terrain. Wupatki is typically 10 degrees warmer than Flagstaff. Wear hiking boots and dress in layers. Bring a snack and at least 2 quarts of water.
All hikes leave from the Wupatki Visitor Center at 12 p.m.
Reservations are required, and group size is limited to 12 people. Please call 928-679-2365 to reserve a spot.
Crack-in-Rock - April and October
The Crack-in-Rock hike is a two-day, strenuous Ranger guided hike into the Wupatki back country. Hikes are offered on some weekends in April and October. Group size is limited to preserve these fragile resources, and the hike participants are selected by random lottery. The interest list for April hikes is open from January 1st - 31st and July 1st - 31st for the October hikes. If you would like to put your name on the list, to later receive an application during those times, contact the visitor center at 928-679-2365. More. . .
Last updated: December 16, 2020