Rangers Will Show You Around Wupatki National Monument In Arizona

Ranger-led hikes will take you to some of the pueblos at Wupatki National Monument, such as this one, Lomaki. NPS photo.

Rangers at Wupatki National Monument in Arizona will be leading "Discovery Hikes" through the monument on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month through March 23.

These hikes, which are described as "moderately difficult" and which will last two-four hours, will lead you across Wupatki's open grasslands, past its red rock geology, and up to ancient pueblos.

Hikes begin at noon at the Visitor Center on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month beginning today. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please call (928) 679-2365 to reserve a space. You also can visit the park's website for a detailed hike schedule.

The Visitor Center and Pueblo Trail at Wupatki National Monument is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all other trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Entrance fees are $5 per person age 16 and over. America the Beautiful passes are honored and sold. There is no additional fee for the hike.

Wupatki National Monument is located 34 miles north of Flagstaff via Highway 89. Allow one hour to drive from Flagstaff to the Wupatki Visitor Center.