Guided Tours

Snapshots from our back country hikes.

Come Hike With Us ....

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.

Discovery Hikes

Discovery Hikes - December through March

Guided Discovery Hikes take place on Saturdays 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.

Hike Location Duration Difficulty Features
December 10,
December 31,
January 21,
February 11,
March 4,
March 25
Kaibab House 2.5 - 3 hours Moderate - cross country walking
over rocky surfaces, some hills.
Pueblo Architecture, Petroglyphs, Grasslands
December 17,
January 7,
January 28,
February 18,
March 11
Antelope House 3 - 3.5 hours Moderate - cross country walking
over rocky surfaces, some hills.
Pueblo Architecture, Historic Ranching Camps, Red Rock Geology
December 3,
December 24,
January 14,
February 4,
February 25,
March 18
East Mesa 2 - 2.5 hours Moderate - cross country walking
over rocky surfaces, some hills
Pueblo Architecture, Petroglyphs, Grasslands, Fire Ecology
None Scheduled Coyote Water 2.5 - 3 hours
Moderate - cross country walking
over rocky surfaces, some hills.
Red Rock Geology, Petroglyphs
Petroglyph on the Crack in Rock hike
Crack-in-Rock - April and October

The Crack-in-Rock hike is a two-day, very 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 lottery. More. . .

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.

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