Nestled between the Painted Desert and ponderosa highlands of northern Arizona, Wupatki features ancient pueblos with red-rock outcroppings across miles of prairie. Many settlement sites built by the Sinagua, Cohonina, and Kayenta Anasazi are scattered throughout the monument. About 2000 Ancient Pueblo People moved here to farm after an 11th century eruption of Sunset Crater.

hiking
12 days ago

Easy trail through a small set of pueblo ruins. Neat history and scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Well-maintained National Monument with fascinating Sinagua history. Ruins are great and there is a ballcourt. You can get a guidebook at the Visitor Center.

walking
6 months ago

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Short and easy path with great views of the ruins.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

walking
Monday, March 07, 2016

Another easy national monument walking trail with lots of information about the ruins.

walking
Sunday, January 05, 2014

This is one of the many gems the southwest has to offer. It was very windy today but well worth the side trip.

hiking
Monday, October 07, 2013

A great example of ancient Indian culture. The ruins are just north of Flagstaff, and next to Sunset Crater. Very nice!

Very scenic drive. Seeing the remnants of volcanic activity in the southwestern US was impressive, as were the traces of early civilization. The short informative trail at Sunset Crater is excellent. Both monuments are well worth it.

Great drive. We stopped here returning from Banff in 2009. Very nice!

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