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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

U.S 89 to Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
928-526-0502
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Ranked #10 of 44 attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Volcanos, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located north of Flagstaff, this crater was created by a volcanic eruption 900 years ago.
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Opelousas, Louisiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

the place was very clean no trash, the veiw was out of this world. would love to camp out. It would be a blast

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Medusa, New York
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We detoured off of the road and took an hour to learn about the crater and the area. The rangers were awesome, the views were excellent! If your children are doing the Jr. Ranger Program, this was a fun activity for them.

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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This was close to Flagstaff, and good for a shorter trip. It's a young volcano site, and my kids were fascinated with the terrain and the story. We took the guided hike, but you can appreciate the site without that.

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Redlands, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

One trail is just a short walk with some signs to point out what we're looking at. Another short trail goes through a larger lava flow.

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The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I didn't know what to expect and thought it would be similar to the meteorite crater. But the walk on the lava flow was a unique experience. Make sure to save some time for a visit.

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Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great hiking ~ several trails to choose from. Very scenic. Park Ranger & Book Store lady were patient with my many questions & friendly. The hike to the top of Lennox Crater was steep, but the view at the top was worth it!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The drive to the volcano was beautiful. There was lots to see!! Lava rock was everywhere. It is something to see! I recommend the drive to view the volcano.

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Streetman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Loved this monument. Amazing history! My daughters ages 17 and 14 had a wonderful experience. After the first few moans and groans at ... anything historic!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's short but fascinating! We originally thought we would see into the crater here, based on the name. Instead, a short drive from the visitors enter you can walk a lava field, lots of different flowers, tress rustling in the breeze and all these dark rocks in different formations.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was a little surprising to find out that there are active volcanos in Northern Arizona. Sunset Crater Volcano is just one of many volcanoes in the area near Flagstaff; the San Francisco Volcano field has over 600 volcanoes. The visitor center is very informative about the volcano and lava flow and puts into perspective how it affected the Sinagua... More

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