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Visiting Wupatki National Monument

A trip through a beautiful, fascinating, and often-bypassed National Monument northeast of Flagstaff that preserves the ruins of an extensive Sinagua settlement at a major trading crossroads Most people driving north on US-89 from Flagstaff are headed to that most marquee of marquee National Parks – the Grand Canyon. But with a short detour off the…
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