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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 #9 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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Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Virginia Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On the way to Grand Canyon we took a quick detour here. Walking on a trail through a black lava field was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this East Coast family! Rangers helped us determine what we could see in the time available. We spent about 45 minutes there and could easily have added another couple of hours if time had... More

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LAS VEGAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The crater was a wonder to see and the new visitors center is a very interesting place to visit because it shows all the history of surrounding areas. It is neat and clean and fun.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Mother Nature is pretty amazing! When I think of Arizonia I do not think of a volcano lava flow,but this state has it. I enjoyed this wonder. You have to see it to believe.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is a great experience. When you enter the national park, there is a nice visitor center. There is a wonderful original painting by world-renowned Hopi artist Michael Kabotie. The center also hosts pleasant facilities, as well as display items about the park, and visitor items to purchase. Driving along the main road, you begin to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our two boys (5 and 7) loved walking the lava trail! That was the highlight of Sunset Crater for our family. As far as the actual volcano goes, I would have easily thought it was just another mountain if the sign hadn't pointed out that it was the volcano.

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