Generally filming permits are required and are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording when they involve props and models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings. Permits are also required for access to areas normally closed to the visiting public and night-time photography.
Special Event Permits
Special Use Permits Coordinator
Researchers may apply online through the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.
Throughout winter, rangers guide hikes to back-country pueblos, petroglyph sites, and geological features. All hikes leave from the Wupatki Visitor Center at 12:00 noon on Saturdays. Trails are 2–3 miles (3–5 km) long and moderately difficult. Hikers should bring or wear:
Temperatures at Wupatki are typically 10ºF warmer than Flagstaff. Call 928-679-2365 to reserve your place. Reservations are required, and groups are limited to 15 people.
This is a very strenuous, cross-country, overnight trip. Rangers and subject matter experts take visitors to explore a pueblo and petroglyph site normally off-limits to the public.
The hike is offered each April and October. Participants must:
Reservations are required. Each hike is limited to 12 people. The minimum participant age is 10 years. The hike costs $75.00 per person. Participants are selected through a lottery system. Please call 928-679-2365 for more information.
Last updated: May 9, 2020