Visiting Wupatki and Sunset Crater Volcano – Flagstaff, AZ

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Continuing the drive north, Betsy climbed to Flagstaff to our next campground along highway 89.  We had  breezed through Flagstaff several times in the past; on our way to Page to the north, Williams to the west, the Meteor Crater to the east and to the red rocks of Sedona to the south.  Now it was time to hang out for a few days.

Not far from Flagstaff and within easy driving distance of each other are three National Monuments of great historical significance:  Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument.  We had previously visited the cliff dwellings constructed by the Sinagua from about 1100 to 1250 CE at Walnut Canyon N.M., so we’d seen that one and my post is here. Continue reading