PEER Applauds Determination On Potential Wupatki National Monument Wilderness, Calls For Additional Wilderness Reviews

A decision by National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis that there are wilderness quality lands in Wupatki National Monument has spurred a request that the Park Service review nine other parks where it has in the past concluded no such lands existed.

National Parks In Northern Arizona Celebrate Archaeology Month Throughout March

Archaeology will be the topic of discussion throughout March in national monuments in northern Arizona.

Rangers Will Show You Around Wupatki National Monument In Arizona

Rangers at Wupatki National Monument in Arizona will be leading "Discovery Hikes" through the monument on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month through March 23.

Study Finds Nearly All Of Wupatki National Monument Qualifies For Wilderness Eligibility Determination

Nearly all the lands within Wupatki National Monument in northern Arizona qualify for a formal analysis as to whether they merit wilderness designation, according to a survey by the National Park Service.

Creature Feature: A Fairy Of A Different Sort

Dotting the sandstone floors of the Colorado plateau are countless potholes -- shallow depressions that hold water only for short periods after rains. But during those wet periods, these potholes come to life with a variety of intriguing creatures, including fairy shrimp.
U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven National Parks U.S. 89 is a relatively narrow thread of pavement that wends its way 1,600 miles from Glacier National Park in northern Montana to Tumacacori National Historical Park in southern Arizona. Along the way, it passes through five states, past seven units of the National Park System, and through thousands of years of human experience. Ann Torrence captures this sliver of history in words and photographs in a story that is decided off the racetrack known as the interstate highway system.

A Winter Visit to Wupatki National Monument

Lomaki Pueblo at Wupatki NM. Ann Torrence photo.
In the quiet winter season, the wind rustling among the ruins of Wupatki National Monument whispers like the ancestral voices of its long-departed inhabitants.