Wupatki National Monument is home to a number of ancient Pueblo ruins. Located north of Flagstaff on Highway 89, this site offers a mind-blowing experience for lovers of history and ancient civilizations. That any people could survive in this harsh landscape – and leave behind impressive buildings that would withstand hundreds of years of desert weather – is truly impressive.

We visited this site in June 2016, but it was unfortunately a short visit. In fact, we found Wupatki National Monument on accident – we had come to visit the adjacent Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and happened to notice a sign for Wupatki National Monument. We would love to have explored a lot more, but the temperatures were already in the 90s that day and Debra had both of her dogs with her in the car.

Still, even with a short visit, this site provided an amazing peek into the lives of an ancient people.

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