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“Wupatki Ruins-Walk In Side”

Wupatki National Monument
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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 1, 2014

Wupatki is my very favorite ruin in the state. You get to walk down into it where thousands of people lived, played, traded. There are rangers who will give you info and a guide book which means more pleasure, in my view, when you understand what you're looking at. There is an obvious meeting circle and a fascinating "blow hole" where a cool strong breeze either flows out or in-dependent on the barometric pressure (or something like that), A good guide will allow you to enter a room or two then explain what you are in. GUIDES are absolutely essential in my view, (as an Arizona resident) if you want to get the most out of your trips. I've been all over the southwest alone, not really beginning to appreciate what I was looking at before doing the guide thing. If you are in the Flagstaff area, Wupatki is just off the I-40 a few miles. Sunset Crater, it's adjoining park, is a take it or leave it destination. Not much to see.

Thank Cheryl W
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Even in a thunderstorm, which we experienced in May, this was a very interesting place to visit. Great for photographers! Very accessible and beautiful drive from Flagstaff to Cameron Trading Post! Passed the Painted Desert. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Donata58
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Wupatki National Monument is on the loop road that connects Highway 89, Cameron, Flagstaff, and Sunset Crater. The national park has many viewing areas to see the variety of pueblo style dwellings of ancient peoples. Some of the dwellings are in ruins and not accessible. However, many of them are restored and in tact enough to actually walk through the ruins. The movie Easy Rider was filmed in one of the ruins. The visitor center is half-way through the drive through the national park. As you drive along the road from Sunset Crater to Wupatki, there is a nice overlook into the Painted Desert to the east. If you do not have time to walk through the ruins, there is so much to see from the road. Happy travels!

2  Thank Rhea A
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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed exploring the first pueblo (Wukoki) because the kids could go into the rooms. Wupatki was also amazing to see. The views of the painted desert between Sunset Crater and Wupatki were beautiful!

1  Thank Alp186
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

the ruins were beautiful, accessible with small kids, NOT CROWDED and the 32 mile scenic drive was beautiful

1  Thank JSHAFER8
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