Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Wupatki: the best National Monument in the Flagstaff area
All in all, we really really liked Wupatki. It's a great National Park to visit with young kids- none of the trails are long, there's plenty to see and do along the way, and they learn a ton while there. Even better is that it's not crowded like the Grand Canyon or Walnut Canyon.
Nearest City: Flagstaff, AZ
Location: N° W°
Time Needed: 1 day
Kid Friendly: yes
Additional Info: Wupatki National Monument Website. I learned about the Crack in the Wall hike at the Visitor Center that sounds pretty interesting. It's a 16 mile overnight hike they have in the spring and fall out to some ruins and a lot of petroglyphs. The hike is done on a lottery system, so it is literally the luck of the draw, but it sounds like it would be fun to do someday.