Take One Moment in Wupatki National Monument

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Wupatki National Monument, one of dwelling sites of ancient pueblos village with well-preserved, is situated in the north centre of Arizona, close to Flagstaff. Different from Montezuma, Tonto, Tuzigoot monuments and Casa Grande Ruins, Wupatki National Monument has a lot of ruins dispersed over a broad of a region of desert which located in the northeast Flagstaff instead of one main building. These ruins were built by Kayenta Anasazi, Cohonina, Sinagua who were Ancient Pueblo People. The monument is the number of National Register of Historical Places since 15th October, 1966.

Menkopi is the local sandstone which sculptured the distinct red color for the pueblos. The biggest settlement on the territory of the monument is the Wupatki Ruin which built based on a natural rock outcrop. With more than 100 rooms, the ruin is considered to be the highest and the biggest structure of its cycle time of the region. The monument includes the identifier for a ball court as well, similar to the courts found in the Hohokam ruins in southern Arizona and in Meso-America; this sort of structure is the example in the most northern. A geological blowhole also contains in this site. Other main sites are The Citadel and Wukoki.

Nowadays, empty and abandoned are appeared in Wupatki. Although it is no more occupied physically, Hopi insists that the human beings who died and live here as keep spiritual guardians. The stories of Wupatki are circulated among Zuni, Hopi and Navajo.

Except for the short trails leads to the 5 pueblos, the only one path in the Wupatki region is the half mile route on the Doney Mountain’s south side. It starts from Doney Mountain Picnic Area which is not far away from the main road with tree-lined site.

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