Wupatki National Monument, Flagstaff
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Address: 25137 N. Sunset Crater-Wupatki Loop Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 , United States
Ticket Price: 40 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Wupatki National Monument, Flagstaff
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.
Wupatki National Monument Information
- 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.
Wupatki National Monument Ticket Prices
- 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
How To reach Wupatki National Monument by Public Transport
- Rented cabs and taxis can be taken.
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Wupatki National Monument, Flagstaff Reviews
This place is beautiful. It is extremely spiritual. Great place to learn about the first people. Walking through dwelling is fairly easy to navigate although there is an incline for those that may need assistance. The staff are friendly.
I visited the old Indian Ruins while here it was my first visit to Flagstaff Arizona. When I posted the pictures after returning home to Los Angeles California all of my friends I'm very impressed no one even knew that this place existed I had a great experience this is something that you can go to and spend half the day just exploring all of the ruins and this one area. I was impressed my whole family including my three year old's really enjoyed ourselves. I don't know if I'll ever return to Flagstaff but if I do this will be a place that I have to go back to explore more. If you end up going to the Indian ruins be sure to go early enough so you can really drive around to all the different excavation sites and also take time to really explore the volcanic rock park.
There's a whole lot in Arizona that's "must see," and Wupatki is no exception. It offers a remarkable look into the history of the region, going back centuries or even thousands of years. There's something very special about being able to experience historic artifacts on the very ground upon which they were originally created. There's much here to see.
We love this place and visit it every time we are in the area. Make sure you don't miss the blow hole at the end of the self guided tour. That's the best!
Very cool native American remnants that have been refurbished and are well maintained. Stunning natural setting, too, as a bonus. You can explore the remnants on a very easy 1mi path, which takes you quite close to the ruins. The accompanying leaflet, distributed at the visitor center, gives a good summary of the building and it's parts. You could stop here quickly or turn it into a 90min stop. Pretty much no shade.