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“Not a bad hour”

Wupatki National Monument
Ranked #6 of 71 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Explore this fascinating ancient pueblo, located near the San Francisco Peaks, which once housed almost 100 members of the Anasazi and Sinagua tribes.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

It's a little further off the main road, but the half-hour long drive lets you acclimate to the vast openness of the Navajo/Hopi atmosphere. Perhaps a Tony Hillerman novel on an outcrop would be even more to prepare you for slowing down to appreciate this old structure. The staff at the visitors center was delightful, the exhibits very informative, and the self-guided tour was quite interesting.

The pueblo itself is engineered to piggyback on a natural stone outcropping, resulting in an extremely interesting mix of natural stone with restored masonry. The ball field and kiva are a bonus that you don't get in some other Native American ruins.

And don't miss the blowhole! It is COOL.

Thank Gkmchardy
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Very interesting. Not Chaco Canyon but amazing constructs to see. Tough in mid-summer so bring lots of water and head cover. And a camera. Few visitors so you can spend your time looking and following guide.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

An interesting place to visit with easy walking trails, great scenery and plenty of nature to look at.

Thank Phil G
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Long, slow drive through Volcanos & then to Wupatki. Park Rangers were friendly & helpful never rushing you.

Thank GregAliceSprings
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This was a great stop for us. It was HOT and no shade was available, so bring water! Make sure you don't miss the blowhole (it's at the end of the trail). It was impressive to see the pueblo. We were pressed for time (and temps were in the 100s), so we passed on the other pull-offs and only went to Wupatki Pueblo behind the visitor center. You can only access that pueblo when the visitor center is open. The trail is about a half mile long. Either print the guide or buy one for $1 at the center. Match the numbers in the guide to signs.

Thank proudteacher5
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