Ranger-led Programs

Wupatki National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Diane Chung

Wupatki National Monument was established to preserve Citadel and Wupatki pueblos. Monument boundaries have been adjusted several times since its establishment, and now include additional pueblos and other archeological resources on a total of 35,422 acres. Wupatki represents a cultural crossroads, home to numerous groups of people over thousands of years.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Acreage: 
35254
Visitor Count: 
236449
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Wupatki Pueblo; Walnut Canyon National Monument; Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Entrance Fees: 
Individual (15 & older): $5 (valid for 7 days); Child (under 16): Free; Local Passport (Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki, Walnut Canyon): $25 per year; Commercial Tour Fee: $28-100 (varies depending on seating capicity)
Nearest Major City: 
Flagstaff, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Gray Mountain, AZ; Cameron, AZ; Flagstaff, AZ; Bellemont, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)

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Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Denis Davis
Whether interested in a cave tour, Ranger-led program or just to hike or walk, visitors can find a variety of adventures at Timpanogos Cave National Monument. American Fork Canyon, located only a few miles from the monument, provides a backdrop of spectacular canyon views. Crystal mountain lakes and beautiful trees and flowers make Timpanogos Cave National Monument an oasis away from the populated Wasatch Front.
Park Open Info: 
Memorial Day (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Oct 14, 2008
Park Acreage: 
250
Visitor Count: 
110840
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
American Fork Canyon; Wasatch Mountains; Utah Vally
Entrance Fees: 
3 Days: $3; 14 Days: $10; Annual: $25
Nearest Major City: 
American Fork, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Alpine, UT; American Fork, UT; Pleasant Grove, UT; Lehi, UT; Lindon, UT; Sandy, UT; Draper, UT; Riverton, UT; Orem, UT; South Jordan, UT; Midvale, UT; Provo, UT; West Jordan, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

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Tonto National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Brad Traver
Situated within rugged terrain of the Sonoran Desert, Tonto National Monument preserves cliff dwellings and other prehistoric archeological sites. A vast culture lived within Tonto Basin, surviving and adapting to the arid environment. Perched over far above the river valley, the cliff dwellings represent the final phase of occupation in this area.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (8am-5pm)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (8am-5pm)
Park Acreage: 
1120
Visitor Count: 
63733
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Upper Cliff Dwelling; Lower Cliff Dwelling; Cactus Patch; Roosevelt Lake
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Phoenix, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Roosevelt, AZ; Tonto Basin, AZ; Claypool AZ; Globe, AZ; Miami, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG); Tucson Inernational Airport (TUS); Scottsdale Airport (SDL)

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Ellis Island

Superintendent Name: 
Cynthia Garrett
Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. The station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers tracing the ancestry of over 40% of America's population.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
58
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
American Family Immigration History Center; Statue of Liberty
Entrance Fees: 
Adult Ferry Fee (ages 13 & older): $12; Child Ferry Fee (ages 4-12): $5; Senior (ages 62 & older): $10
Nearest Major City: 
Jersey City, NJ
Gateway Communities: 
New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ
Nearby Airports: 
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR); John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK); LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Diane Chung
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument was established by President Herbert Hoover to protect its geologic formations. It occupies 3,040 acres surrounded by Coconino National Forest, representing the Colorado Plateau's most recent volcanic eruption. It is the youngest, least-eroded cinder cone in the San Francisco Volcanic Field.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Acreage: 
3040
Visitor Count: 
221406
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Lava Flows; Cinder Hills Overlook; Lenox Crater Trail; O'Leary Peak
Entrance Fees: 
Individual (valid for 7 days): $5; Child (under 16): Free; Local Passport (Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki, Walnut Canyon): $25 per year
Nearest Major City: 
Flagstaff, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Flagstaff, AZ; Bellemont, AZ; Parks, AZ; Munds Park, AZ; Gray Mountain, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)

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Statue of Liberty National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Cynthia Garrett
A universal symbol of freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty also celebrates the international friendship of the United States and France. Built in commeration of an alliance during the American Revolution, the Statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and designated as a National Monument in 1924.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
12
Highest Point Elevation: 
152 feet
Visitor Count: 
3263585
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Pedestal Observation Level; Ellis Island
Entrance Fees: 
Adult Ferry Fee (ages 13 & older): $12; Child Ferry Fee (ages 4-12): $5; Senior (ages 62 & older): $10
Nearest Major City: 
Jersey City, NJ
Gateway Communities: 
New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ
Nearby Airports: 
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR); John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK); LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

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Russell Cave National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
John Bundy
Russell Cave was home to prehistoric peoples for more than 10,000 years. The monument provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 6500 B.C. to 1650 A.D. The cave shelter archaeological site contains the most complete record of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
310
Visitor Count: 
24851
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Russel Cave; North Alabama Birding Trail; Boardwalk
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Sequatchie, TN
Gateway Communities: 
Bridgeport, AL; South Pittsburg, TN; Stevenson, AL; Bryant, AL; Jasper, TN
Nearby Airports: 
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA); Huntsville International Airport (HSV); Dalton Municipal Airport (DNN)

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Scotts Bluff National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Ken Maberry
Scotts Bluff National Monument protects 3,000 acres of unusual land formations rising over the flat prairielands below. Looming eight hundred feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has provided a natural landmark for many peoples. It most famously served as the path marker for those on the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
3003
Highest Point: 
Scotts Bluff
Highest Point Elevation: 
800 feet
Visitor Count: 
98352
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Scotts Bluff; South Bluff; Oregon Trail Pathway; Summit Road; North Platte River; Saddle Rock; Dome Rock; Sentinel Rock
Entrance Fees: 
Individual (valid for 7 days): $3 (hikers, bicyclists, motorcycles); Vehicle (valid for 7 days): $5; Commercial Van: $40 per day; Annual Park Pass: $15
Nearest Major City: 
Scottsbluff, NE
Gateway Communities: 
Gering, NE; Scottsbluff, NE; Melbeta, NE; Mitchell, NE; Minatare, NE; McGrew, NE; Morrill, NE; Lyman, NE; Harrisburg, NE; Bayard, NE
Nearby Airports: 
Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF)

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Pipe Spring National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
John Hiscock
When visiting Pipe Spring stop at the Pipe Spring National Monument-Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Visitor Center and Museum. Here you will get your first glimpse at American Indians, Mormon pioneers, plants, animals, and others who have depended on the life-giving water found at this national monument.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
40
Visitor Count: 
50923
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Winsor Castle; East & West Cabins; the Orchard; Ridge Trail
Entrance Fees: 
Individual (valid for 7 days): $5; Child: Free
Nearest Major City: 
Fredonia, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Fredonia, AZ; Colorado City, AZ; Hildale, UT; Kanab, UT; Mount Carmel, UT
Nearby Airports: 
McCarran Airport (LAS); Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

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Poverty Point National Monument

Poverty Point commemorates a culture that thrived during the first and second millennia B.C. This site, which contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works and most historic archeological sites in North America, is managed by the state of Louisiana.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
911
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Park Sights: 
Observation Tower
Entrance Fees: 
Individual: $2
Nearest Major City: 
Tallulah, LA
Gateway Communities: 
Epps, LA; Pioneer, LA; Delhi, LA; Transylvania, LA; Sondheimer, LA; Lake Providence, LA
Nearby Airports: 
Monroe Regional Airport (MLU); Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN); Grider Field (PBF)

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