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Wupatki National Monument Wilderness Study

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The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to share that Wupatki National Monument (Wupatki) has started a wilderness study. This study, which builds off the 2022 wilderness eligibility determination, will support the ongoing preservation of wilderness characteristics at Wupatki National Monument and complement the recently completed backcountry management plan.

The National Park Service would like your input on the acreage and boundaries established by the wilderness eligibility determination to further refine those boundaries based on the degree to which the lands reflect wilderness character.

The result of this study will develop an official proposal and recommendation for wilderness designation to the NPS director, the Department of the Interior, the president, and Congress.

Please refer to the newsletter for more complete information on this study. The newsletter can be accessed using the "Document List" link at the left side of this page.

Contact Information

Wupatki National Monument
6400 North Highway 89
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
(928) 526-1157