Wupatki National Monument Tours
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Walk in the footsteps of the Native American tribes who built their pueblos in the deserts of the American Southwest at Wupatki National Monument. For thousands of years, tribes like the Anasazi and Sinagua lived in these rugged deserts, and among the myriad pueblos left behind is Wupatki Ruin, one of the largest and most elaborate in the region. It was three stories tall and had almost 100 rooms when the Sinagua people built it about 800 years ago. Along with exploring the ruins of a dozen pueblo villages, visitors can also hike the easy Doney Mountain Trail to the top of a volcanic cinder cone, and the visitor center has exhibits describing the culture and history of the people that lived here.
Wupatki National Monument is about 45 miles to the northeast of Flagstaff and about 65 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Christmas. Admission costs $20 per vehicle, and that includes entry to both Wupatki and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments.
Address: 25137 N. Wupatki Loop Road, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA 86004, USA
Hours: Open daily 9am-5pm, except December 25
Admission: $20 per vehicle
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This Grand Canyon day trip from Flagstaff or Sedona is limited to no more than 14 people, ensuring you enjoy a more personalized Grand Canyon experience. The tour blends ancient ruins, lava fields, majestic volcanoes, and amazing views throughout Grand Canyon National Park and the remarkable Painted Desert. Highlights include a drive along the South Rim and East Rim; visits to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Wupatki National Monument; and a Southwestern lunch at a historic Navajo reservation.
Explore the Grand Canyon and other top attractions on a full-day tour from Flagstaff. Visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and the Cameron Trading Post to learn about Arizona's Native American tribes and natural history. Continue to the Grand Canyon and soak in its majestic beauty from several lookout points on the South Rim. Includes lunch, bottled water, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Explore the iconic Grand Canyon, along with some of its lesser-known nearby attractions, during this private day trip from Flagstaff. Stroll across an ancient lava flow at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, then visit the 1,500-year-old Pueblo ruin of ‘Wupatki.’ Cap it all off with a visit to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, including plenty of free time for independent exploration.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Wupatki National Monument hours of operation?
Wupatki National Monument hours of operation: Open daily 9am-5pm, except December 25. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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