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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
Phone Number: 928-526-0502
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Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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A quick stop of the way to Grand Canyon

We thought the lava fields and history were very interesting. The views and vistas are great too. It took us about 45 mins to do the crater part of this park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We thought the lava fields and history were very interesting. The views and vistas are great too. It took us about 45 mins to do the crater part of this park.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It is totally worth it to take the short drive from Flagstaff to the Sunset Crater Volcano. The volunteers are very knowledgable and friendly. The Bonita Lava Flow walk is beautiful, and the view of the San Francisco Peaks is spectacular.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Did the loop road with my family on our way to South rim. we are so glad we decided to go. Great natural attractions, historical attractions and very well done. Plan to take an extra t extra two hours and treat yourself to a wonderful experience, you will be glad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visit here was in the evening. Incredible shadows of trees in snow. huge cinder cones. Awesome views. Nice hiking trails.. worth a visit on the way to the Grand Canyon

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Maplewood, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is a great way to see how a volcanic eruption can leave a long lasting impact on an area. A great walking path and easy to navigate. A nice side trip on the way to or from the Grand Canyon south rim.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I first visited this park in 1979. My 5th time was July 2014. There is more to it than meets the eye. When you first enter the park (South entrance), the mountain itself, or the crater, is beautiful, and you can see where it derives its name from. As you drive in, the lava flows appear, and they are impressive.... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Part of a larger park all connected by a loop road. For the entire park I would give 5 stars but this specific part, Sunset Crater was only 'good'. A short bit of walking in lava at the base of the crater. If you go to the park be sure to do the entire loop and visit the pueblos and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We drove here just expecting to see and crater but it is so much more. It is a 35 mile drive through amazing scenery with interesting things to see around every corner. Vistas of the painted desert and pueblos and much much more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Easy access and you need to include this historic attraction along with others in the area. Fee is $5 per person but that gives you access to all 3

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

It's a free HOV Area so you can just pick a spot and go camping with any kind of camping u love from from huge RV to a one person tent !! Bring all the toys !!! Four wheelers three Wheeler anything u can ride !!! It's a blast

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