September 18, 2020
Wupatki is the largest pueblo in the Wupatki National Park. People gathered here during the 1100s, gradually building this 100-room pueblo with a community room and ballcourt. By 1182, perhaps 85 to 100 people lived at Wupatki Pueblo, the largest building for at least fifty miles.
Visitors can take a self-guided trail that begins behind the Wupatki Pueblo visitor center.
Wupatki National Park, nestled between the Painted Desert and ponderosa highlands of northern Arizona ... is a landscape of legacies. Ancient pueblos dot red-rock outcroppings across miles of prairie. Where food and water seem impossible to find, people built pueblos, raised families, farmed, traded, and thrived.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.