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Here, past meets present. Pueblos and cliff dwellings are so well preserved that it's hard to believe their builders moved on 700 years ago. Amid lava and cinder one can imagine a landscape still hot to the touch. Welcome to the Flagstaff Area National Monuments!

There is something for everyone: prehistoric cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon, the mountain scenery and geology of Sunset Crater Volcano, and the painted desert landscape and masonry pueblos of Wupatki National Monument.

Less than 800 years ago, a large agricultural community spread across this volcanic plateau. The warm, arid climate and sparse vegetation today make the successes of these pueblo farmers remarkable. Here you'll see stunning artistry in masonry pueblos that emerge from bedrock to stand several stories high.

   

CONTACTS

Email - FLAG_-_Wupatki@nps.gov

Fax- (928) 526-4259

Write to
HC 33, Box 444A , #14
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Phone
Visitor Information - (928) 679-2365

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
The park is open year round. The Visitor Center is open daily except December 25th. Contact the Visitor Center for current hours of operation. The pueblos are open sunrise to sunset. Note: Arizona does not observe daylight savings; it remains on Mountain Standard Time year round.

Getting There
PLANE - Nearest commercial airport is located in Flagstaff, Arizona.

CAR - From Flagstaff, take US 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano - Wupatki National Monuments. The Visitor Center is 21 miles (34km) from this junction.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - No public transportation is available. For additional information on transportation services, contact the Flagstaff Visitor Center at 1-800-842-7293.

Weather & Climate
Be prepared for variable and extreme weather conditions. Expect windy afternoons spring, summer, and fall. Summer daytime temperatures can exceed 100 degrees. Short afternoon thunderstorms are common July through September. Autumn days are warm and mild, winter days are cool with occasional freezing temperatures. Snow can occur but usually doesn't last long.

Accessibility
The Visitor Center and portions of the Wupatki Pueblo Trail are accessible.

Getting Around
Most visitors tour the national monument by car and foot. Much of Wupatki can be experienced by driving the 35-mile loop road connecting the park to US 89.



FACILITIES

Visitor Centers
WUPATKI VISITOR CENTER
Phone - (928) 679-2365
Location - From Flagstaff, take US 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano - Wupatki National Monuments. The visitor center is 21 miles (34km) from this junction.
Closures - Closed December 25th.
Special Programs - Programs & hikes are scheduled daily during the summer. Contact the Visitor Center for program times. Additional hikes may be scheduled in the spring and fall.
Exhibits - Museum exhibits are available.
Available Facilities - Picnic area, vending machines, and restrooms are available. The Wupatki Pueblo Trail, a half-mile, self-guided tour of the largest pueblo in the Flagstaff area, starts at the Visitor Center.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Wupatki National Monument.
 Campgrounds Near Wupatki National Monument:
Flagstaff KOA Kampground, Flagstaff, 0 miles away
Greer's Pine Shadows, Flagstaff, 1 miles away
J and H RV Park, Flagstaff, 2 miles away
Little Elden Springs Horsecamp, Flagstaff, 3 miles away
Black Barts RV Park, Flagstaff, 4 miles away
Canyon Vista, Flagstaff, 6 miles away
Schultz Pass Rd, Bellemont, 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Wupatki National Monument:
Hampton Inn Suites Flagstaff East, Flagstaff , 1 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Flagstaff Northeast, Flagstaff , 1 miles away
Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff, Flagstaff , 1 miles away
Super 8 Flagstaff, Flagstaff , 2 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Flagstaff, AZ, Flagstaff , 2 miles away
Days Inn & Suites East Flagstaff, Flagstaff , 2 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn - Flagstaff, Flagstaff , 2 miles away
 Trails Near Wupatki National Monument:
Walnut Canyon Loop Trail, Coconino County , 5 miles away, 0.7 hiking miles, 405 feet elevation difference
Lava Flow Trail, Coconino County , 8 miles away, 0.6 hiking miles, 71 feet elevation difference
A B Young Trail, Coconino County , 19 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 2179 feet elevation difference
 Ski Areas Near Wupatki National Monument:
Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona , 11 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 32 runs
Williams, Arizona , 43 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 7 runs
 Whitewater Near Wupatki National Monument:
Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon REO, Coconino County , 4 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Rivers & Oceans, Coconino County , 5 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Humphrey Summit Ski, Coconino County , 6 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ceiba Adventures, Coconino County , 6 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Oak Creek, Coconino Yavapai County , 25 miles away, Class -blank- - 35 miles long (Pump Stabove Sedona Cornville to Verde River)
 Public Lands Near Wupatki National Monument:
Walnut Canyon National Monument, Flagstaff - AZ , 0 miles away
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Flagstaff - AZ , 1 miles away
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde - AZ , 42 miles away
Slide Rock State Park, Arizona , 21 miles away
Red Rock State Park, Arizona , 29 miles away
Coconino National Forest, Arizona , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wupatki National Monument:
Continental Country Club, Flagstaff , 2 miles away
Elden Hills Golf Course, Flagstaff , 2 miles away
Continental Golf Course, Flagstaff , 2 miles away
Aspen Valley Golf Club, Flagstaff , 2 miles away
Pine Canyon, Flagstaff , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Wupatki National Monument
Upper Lake Mary, Coconino County , 9 miles away
Ashurst Lake, Coconino County , 17 miles away
Mormon Lake, Coconino County , 18 miles away

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