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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 everywhere

I was amazed at all the lava and the ash everywhere. We walked down into the lava field and was amazed. But be careful , the lava is very sharp and will cut when touched. Lots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was amazed at all the lava and the ash everywhere. We walked down into the lava field and was amazed. But be careful , the lava is very sharp and will cut when touched. Lots and lots of picture taking spots.

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Manchester, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This location is amazing. Views of lava fields, lava rock and mountains with little to nothing growing on them because of the lava rock. You can walk through one area and actually touch the lava rock. Daughter knocked two small ones together and they sounded like metal. Unbelievable to see after 900 years (last eruption) there's just miles of these... More 

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Niceville, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I never stop being amazed at the beauty of our planet. The drive into the park sets the mood for what is to come. Take the time go park and walk at every opportunity you have. Bring plenty of water and be sure you have space on your camera! We were there in late June. Go early, before the heat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were unaware of this National Monument and the adjacent Wupatki National Monument. Saw a sign as we were headed to the Grand Canyon after leaving Flagstaff. Thought why not? Glad we made the detour. A mile long walk through a 900 year old lava flow field. Very good explanation of the geology at visitor center of the park. Beautiful... More 

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

My Title May Seem a bit "Si-Fi" But it is TRUE. A Ways off the Interstate, Desolate Area, Note the Miles of Rocks Thrown From the Crater as the Result of the Collision. This is "Galactic" Warfare Aftermath not Hollywood Hype. Very Well Presented Scientific Facts During Visit. You Can't Help Being Impressed by This Scar on the Landscape. Be... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We just drive true but everything very interesting to stop and look. Just see how nature made and leave it over and over.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We had no idea there were any dormant volcanoes in the American southwest. This was a last minute find along our drive from Sedona to the Grand Canyon and we are glad we made the stop. There is a mile log hike in an old lava flow which was surreal. The only other place you can see these kinds of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is a unique site. This volcano formed about 900 years ago and the environmental impact can still be seen today. The lava fields look much as they did at that time and the plants and trees are just now starting to reclaim the area.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This place is just on the outskirts of Flagstaff. If you visited Wutpaki, you have to visit Sunset Crater. The two monuments are connected to each by the same road. Who knew volcanoes and Lava caves could be so interesting to look at. Cell phone reception is almost non-existent the further you get into the park, but once you get... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive on nice roads as well as great hikes off the beaten path here! Something for everyone's! The Anasazi ruins are incredable to see?

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Address: 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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