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Apr 17, 2014 - Wupatki National Monument

Left the condo at 8am to head to Wupatki National Monument north of Flagstaff. Wupatki is a group of ruins built by ancient pueblo Indians. We went into the visitor center to look around a bit and purchased a National Park Passport for each of the kids so that they can stamp a place in the book everytime they visit a National Park. Borrowed a self tour guide and we walked down to the Wupatki Pueblo ruins. Got to see a home over 800 years old that was still very well preserved. There was a wooden beam over 800 years old that was still intact...

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Apr 29, 2012 - Sunset Crater et Wupatki National Monument - Arizona

Une autre belle journee ensoleillee, dans les 24-25 Celcius. Le Sunset Crater est un ancient volcan qui a exploser il y a moins de 1000 ans. Tres bel endroit pour prendre des randonnees. Par la suite nous avons continuer dans le parc vers Painted Desert view et enfin Wupatki, ancien village qui a ete retrouver sous la lave qui avait enselevi le tout. C'etait tout un monde de vie pour survivre dans ce desert.

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Oct 13, 2010 - Williams - Wupatki and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments

We left Jamie and Donna at Walnut Canyon NM and we headed west and north the short drive to reach the next two national monuments. It was less than thirty miles to the first turn off to the sister monuments and both are linked together with one thirty five mile loop road. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument was initially established as a National Monument on May 26, 1930 by President Hoover as Sunset Crater NM, but the name was changed in 1990 to include “volcano” in the name. And, President Coolidge declared Wupatki a National...

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Jun 29, 2010 - Wupatki National Monument

After leaving the Grand Canyon via the East Exit, we went to the Wupatki National Monument. This was the largest Pueblo in the area, having about 100 rooms. It was built in the 1100's shortly after the nearby Sunset Crater Volcano erupted. The descendents of these people include the Hopi, Zuni and Navajo people.

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Dec 5, 2008 - Wupatki and Sunset Crater Volcano

The Sunset Crater National Monument preserves the 8,039ft Sunset Crater Volcano and a whole area of bonito lava flow. Erupting in the winter of 1064-65, Sunset Crater is the most recent in a six million-year history of volcanic activity in the Flagstaff area. The volcanic forces around the area have created more than 600 hills and mountains In the San Francisco volcanic field. Walking the Lava Flow Trail we were able to walk within the old lava flow and also look across at the Sunset Crater. Further along the road was the Wupatki National...

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Oct 2, 2008 - Sunset Crater & Wupatki

After the museum, we drove 17 miles north east of Flagstaff to the Sunset Crater National Monument. After a short stop at the visitors center, we continued on into the park. There are more than 500 cinder cones in the San Francisco Peaks Volcanic Field and Sunset Crater is the youngest, formed in A.D. 1065. These peaks can be seen from as far away as the Hopi mesas to the north and from much of the Navajo reservation. The highest peak, Humphreys Peak is 12,643 feet above sea level. They are sacred to both groups. Before naming them the San...

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Nov 5, 2007 - Grand Canyon; Wupatki National Monument

Well for my birthday, George got me up and we went to Mather Point here at the Grand Canyon and watched the sun rise over the canyon. The point itself was crowded but we walked up the overlook a bit and were all by ourselves. It was beautiful. We went back to the campground and George made me a nice breakfast. We then packed up and headed to the Grand Canyon Airport. We took an airplane ride over the Grand Canyon with AirGrand Canyon. It was an unbelievable sight. I highly recommend an airplane ride over the canyon to anyone who comes...

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