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“Just drove past it”

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
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Ancient Spirits of the Canyon from Flagstaff
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Owner description: Located north of Flagstaff, this crater was created by a volcanic eruption 900 years ago.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

You can see Sunset Crater in the distance from the highway and even from that distance, it is very impressive, like some huge, black mountain with a interesting peak, or lack of one. We were wondering what it was we were seeing and then discovered its identity when we got to Flagstaff and asked about it.

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Sunset Crater offers great views of the past volcanic activity in this area. There are several relatively easy trails that lead through lava flows and to cinder cones. There are also viewpoints along the road which allow you views of both without any hiking. There is no climbing of the volcano allowed. The Visitor Center has displays showing the history and geology of the past eruptions. There are also numerous interpretive signs along the trails. The entry fee for Sunset Volcano also covers entrance to Wupatki. Both are free with a National Parks Pass. Well worth the visit.

Thank OHMike64
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

As you drive through Sunset Crater area the hill sides are mainly black sand from a volcano once there, just like you would find on the Big Island of Hawaii. Make the trip even better, keep driving and go to Wapatki Native Ruins and then on to the Grand Canyon.... Life Is Good

Thank tomshoe2
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This cone volcano that erupted over 1,000 years ago. At the Visitor Center you learn the story of what happened to the area and the people as a result of the volcano. Very interesting, There's a lovely road that connects it to the nearby Wupatki National Monument.

Thank mavarnee
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This park has some nice trails through lava fields from an eruption 1000 years ago. There is a small visitor center with info about the history of the area. Be sure to bring water and come early in the day.

Thank CalifCar
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