Wupatki National MonumentCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 25137 N. Sunset Crater-Wupatki Loop Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 , United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9286792365
- Ticket Price: 40 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Monument, Family And Kids
Wupatki National Monument is one of the various sites preserving the pueblos or villages of ancient people. There are various scattered ruins scattered in the desert, towards the North East of Flagstaff. The pueblos all have a distinctive red color, made with the local Moenkopi sandstone. The area is 2,000 feet lower than the volcanic region north of Flagstaff. The route is equally enthralling, with it passing through the pine and fir trees and descending into the arid scrub deserts.
- Be prepared for variable and extreme weather conditions.
- Dress in layers, because Wupatki weather can change quickly at any time of year.
- Because the pueblos are ancient and fragile, pets are not permitted on any trails.
- Never leave your pet in a vehicle, as desert temperatures can quickly cause heat stroke and death.
- 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.
- The price mentioned is for Flagstaff Annual Pass.
- Private Vehicle - Sunset Crater-Wupatki Entrance Fee: 20 USD
- Commercial Sedan - Sunset Crater-Wupatki Entrance Fee: 28 USD
- Commercial Van - Sunset Crater-Wupatki Entrance Fee: 40 USD
- Commercial Bus - Sunset Crater-Wupatki Entrance Fee: 100 USD
- Bicyclist/Pedestrian - Sunset Crater-Wupatki Entrance Fee: 10 USD
- Motorcycle - Sunset Crater-Wupatki Entrance Fee: 15 USD
- Rented cabs and taxis can be taken.
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71.32% of people who visit Flagstaff include Wupatki National Monument in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
90% of people start their Wupatki National Monument visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wupatki National Monument
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wupatki National Monument
The visitor center was small but sweet. The information was useful and not overbearing. The trail guide for the Wupatki Peublo was excellent. I would only plan 2 to 3 hours for this trip as it's small but very kid friendly.
Amazing native American ruins. You must see the ball court. It really is impressive. If you're also vising sunset crater be sure to visit the ruins first, before it gets hot & sunny.
A fascinating insight into the culture and architecture of the first peoples. So little of their culture and especially their buildings and Living Spaces continue to exist today that seeing then preserved so well is truly astonishing. The Visitor Center is quite informative and the staff is very helpful and will answer any questions you have. If you are in the area it's a must-see.
This place is a long drive. We took it in the fall so it was a pleasure. I imagine in the summer it might be a little hot but still go. I loved the history that's being saved and shared
Great place to up close and personal with ancient dwellings from the people that lives on the high desert plain. The visitor center has several points of interest regarding the site and the former inhabitants. The walk around the ruins is a nice walk, short enough to keep kids attention but no too long where they get tired and bored. Also if you have time, it's worth driving around to see the other sites as well.