Where is Wupatki National Monument?
In the immediate vicinity of the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, connected by a Loop Road, lies the Wupatki National Monument.
I also discovered this Location more or less by chance in 1994. I was passing through to the North (destination: Navajo NM), stumbled over the Sunset Crater shortly before and drove said Loop bike further north. Already I arrived at Wupatki NM.
While the weather was still overcast at Sunset Crater, one could see the end of the cloud band from the Wupatki ruins when looking north and the sky showed in the direction of travel of most beautiful blue.
Also, the landscape gradually became the one I like most in the southwest: barren semi-desert-like expanse, red stones. Sagebrush and other desert vegetation dominate the picture. (The Wupatki NM is approximately at the level of the transition from the northern arid regions of Arizona to the wooded area that extends further south approximately to Cottonwood.)
The mood suddenly improved and I turned to the remains of the Anasazi period, which can be seen here in the middle of Red Rocks, full of interest and a desire for photography.
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