Wupatki National Monument Warnings and Dangers

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    For Your Safety~

    by Yaqui Written Oct 28, 2012

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    Plese stay off the walls and do not pick up pottery. This is to safely guard these ancient pueblos. Also please stay on the trails for your safety since this is snake country and also to keep you from falls since some of the pueblos were constructed on the sides of canyons and river beds.

    Be Aware
    All plants, animals, and archeological objects are protected by federal law. There are substantial fines for disturbance, damage or removal.

    Fire danger can be high at any time of year. Stay informed of local conditions and possible fire restrictions. Use your ashtray.

    Storms can arise quickly. If there's lightning, take cover in a building or in your vehicle.

    Watch where you walk - rocks are sharp, brittle, and unstable; cinders can be slippery underfoot. On either surface, a fall is an unpleasant experience.

    This is dry country. Carry water with you and in your vehicle. Drink before you're thirsty.

    6400 N US Highway 89 Flagstaff, AZ 86004
    From Flagstaff, take US 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano - Wupatki National Monuments. The Visitor Center is 21 miles (34km) from this junction.

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    Do Not Touch-Feel or Pick up

    by BruceDunning Written Oct 19, 2009

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    Brochure to warn you not to

    There are fliers given our to all coming to the park to forewarn not to break the law. There is minimum $325 fine for picking up artifacts, damaging any area, or even touching sensitive or walking on preserved sites. They mean it and ask others to watch for violators and turn them in.

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    Dangerous Animals, Fragile Ruins

    by Basaic Written Nov 8, 2008

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    For your own safety and to preserve the fragile ruins for future travellers; please obey all warning signs. There are dangerous animals (e.g. Rattlesnakes, Bark Scorpions and Tarantulas) in the area so stay on the trails. The walls of the ruins are fragile so please do not sit, stand, or pose on them. Leave all artifacts where they are so future generations can enjoy them. It is also illegal to remove anything from the park. Remember: "Leave only footprints; take only photos and memories".

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    Wierd weather

    by PinkFloydActuary Written Sep 9, 2005

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    Snow at Sunset Crater, just down the road!

    We were completely snowed out from seeing Sunset Crater, but driving just the 10 miles north into Wupatki brought beautiful sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. In that short drive, you're going from some higher altitudes to the desert, so be prepared with your clothing!

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