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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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Lava flows hardened years ago, cool information area and cool gifts to buy. Wupatki has cool ruins to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Lava flows hardened years ago, cool information area and cool gifts to buy. Wupatki has cool ruins to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on the way to Flagstaff. The crater was cool and there were a few different paths that you could walk depending on how much work you wanted to put in. On the way to the Wupatki Monument as well.

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Scottsdale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I went as a kid and now took my own kids. Liked it just the same but not a life-changing event. Staff and tours are educational but simply viewing the size of the crater will make you think differently about shooting stars.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Go early, bring water, hat and sunblock. Nice for hikers and for walking. Is a fast activity and I recommend to keep driving to the monuments and pueblos up the mountain ahead. Fill up your gas because is like 35 miles scenic drive.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The park is expansive. If you want to see lava and not travel to Hawaii, this is the place to visit. The park has a variety of trails. The lava trail is the most unique and inviting. The amazing aspect is the distance that the volcano threw the lava. You will see lava from the volcano if you visit Watapuki... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped on our way up the mountain to walk through a lava field - which was very cool! Unfortunately, we were unable to get to the crater due to multiple areas of the park having road work done, as well as an issue with bees at the main access route to the top.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The family really enjoyed hiking through the lava flows. Incredible scenery - the black, jagged lava flow in contrast to the red rock of the surrounding area.

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We loved Sunset Crater! Ever since we learned about it in our college geology class, we have wanted to go. It was definitely worth the trip. The hike around the Lava Flow trail is really neat! You get to see all of the solidified lava from the eruption. We definitely recommend it!

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Entrance is only $5 per person, which is great value! Make sure you do the full loop and make lots of stops along the way (about 35miles). The crater trail walk is interesting, especially the longer loop. I only wish I was able to hike up to the cater edge, which they don't allow. All in all, a nice way... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The visitor's center is great and explains the eruption 1000 years ago. You can walk a short path that features lava rocks and the new plants that are growing. There are longer trails that can be taken. You don't see the actual crater as there is no access.

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Address: U.S 89 to Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone Number: 928-526-0502
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff

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