Wupatki National Monument

Wupatki National Monument. Photo copyright Susan Lanier-Graham

Sunset Crater-Wupatki Loop Road explores a volcanic landscape and pueblos from ancient residents

About 900 years ago, the ground north of Flagstaff rumbled and shook. A fountain of fire spewed lava and ash into the air, destroying much, yet also creating two sites now crowned as national monuments. The 35-mile Sunset Crater-Wupatki Loop Road lets you explore Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and the pueblo remains at Wupatki (pronounced wuh-POT-kee) National Monument.

Click here to download a PDF of the complete article or click here to view the article that appeared in the September/October 2014 issue of AAA Highroads.

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