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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

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Address: U.S 89 to Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Located north of Flagstaff, this crater was created by a volcanic eruption...

Located north of Flagstaff, this crater was created by a volcanic eruption 900 years ago.

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Fabulous views of the dormant volcanoes. Totally different than anything else we've seen here. Kids loved seeing the lava flows. Trails were easy to walk with my 5 year old and 8... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous views of the dormant volcanoes. Totally different than anything else we've seen here. Kids loved seeing the lava flows. Trails were easy to walk with my 5 year old and 8 year old. Continue onto the loop to see great views of the Painted Desert. Stop at the Wupatki Pueblos too. Truly a fantastic experience. Just plan 2+ hours... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park has a one mile lava flow trail that is worth doing if only to appreciate the after effects of a volcano eruption. There are many places to get out of your car and walk the trails, although the day we were there it was quite windy and cool. The scenery was breathtaking and the park rangers knowledgeable and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard this was a greta place to catch sunsets in the area and the name kind of tipped us off. We hurried here before the sunset but were unsure of where in the park was actually a good place to view it. We ran into the problem of the mountains blocking out the sun but winded up with some... More 

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have never seen a volcano ash remains. the opportunity to walk through one made me think I was on the moon. The short walk was very interesting and I would do it again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Camped March 13-16. Our site was #5. Not very private but a good distance between neighbors. This site was on the small side but perfect for us 4 and our 14 lb dog. The days were perfect! Upper 70's during the day and mid 40's at night. Did not have any scary animal encounter. Those blue birds that others mentioned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea there were volcanoes in the area. It was great for the kids to see the effects of volcanoes without having to go to Hawaii.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a hidden gem. Wupatki Ruins and Sunset Crater National Monument are on the same loop road off Route 89 heading north from Flagstaff. It is about 35 miles if you enter in the southern location and exit in the north. We were lucky, sunny day with bright blue skies. What a drive with hiking and photo opportunities. There is... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never seen/been to a place like this before. I don't know exactly what I was expecting but it was really fun! I wish I'd had more time there. We did the shortest walk available and looked around. We were both in awe at the landscape. If we'd had more time we could've looked around to see if there were... More 

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Sunset Crater as part of our Spring Break National Park Service adventure. We had a lot of fun here learning about the volcano, it's formation, and it's future. The visitor's center is very informative with interactive displays and knowledgeable rangers. We took the Lava Flow Trail, a 1 mile loop trail that takes you to the base of... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day with four boys, 11-19, visiting Wupatki, Sunset and Walnut Canyon. By far, Sunset Crater was the biggest surprise of the three. The 1 mile "Lava Trail" hike was fantastic! Who knew that there was a lava flow in Arizona? These midwesterners didn't and it was well worth the trip. If all four boys liked it, well,... More 

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