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Wupatki area was inhabited by what is believed to have been the ancestors of the Indians that built the cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon. The monument preserves their ruins.

These ruins are usually centered around a high location on the plains of a valley located north and east of the San Francisco Peaks. Some are built on rock outcrops.

Not all of the ruins are on high locations, but the larger ones are. And there is a lot of scenery in the area as well. It is located about 1 hour drive north of Sunset Crater.

Wupatki Monument is located about two hours of scenic driving north of Flagstaff and is well worth a visit. And pardon the two pictures with Wupatki misspelled!

(The National Park Service web page for more information about this park.)

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