If you ever visit Flagstaff Arizona a cool place to see is the Wupatki Pueblos and other Pueblos located in Wupatki National Monument. It is located near Sunset Crater. Wupatki National Monument covers a total of 35,422 acres. It allows you to really step back in time and envision what it was like back then.
Address: 25137 N. Sunset Crater-Wupatki Loop Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Hours: The trails are open sunrise to sunset daily. The visitor center is open 9am-5pm daily
Cost: Prices Vary so please check out their website.
The visitor center is located near milepost 21 on the scenic loop road and serves as the starting point for all ranger-guided activities in the monument. Inside the visitor center there are exhibits where you can learn about Native American culture and history, and pick up Junior Ranger activities here. The visitor center is also the entry point for Wupatki Pueblo itself.
The Wupatki Pueblos and More
The Pueblos at Wupatki are prehistoric villages that were occupied 900 years ago. The archaeology is delicate so staying on approved trails is important.
- Wupatki Pueblo is the largest pueblo in the monument, with about 100 rooms. The ½-mile loop trail begins at the visitor center’s back door. There are rooms, a ball court, blowhole, and more.
- Lomaki and Box Canyon Pueblos can be reached via an easy, ½-mile trail. These pueblos overlook a pair of small canyons where prehistoric people farmed corn, beans, squash, and cotton.
- Citadel and Nalakihu Pueblos are located along a short, ¼-mile trail.
- Wukoki Pueblo is alone at the end of its ¼-mile trail.
After Exploring The Wupatki Pueblos
After you explore there are many more trails to be hiked. There is camping a few miles away and Sunset Crater is also nearby. Be sure to have more adventures in Flagstaff.