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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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Sunset Crater is a volcano that is no longer active. You cannot acces the volcano rim or the crater, since it is very fragile, but you can walk the lava flow that surrounds it. No... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Sunset Crater is a volcano that is no longer active. You cannot acces the volcano rim or the crater, since it is very fragile, but you can walk the lava flow that surrounds it. No wheel chair acces here, because this has some rough areas. A small guide pamflet shows you what things to look out for, what kind of... More 

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Laughlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorites and it never gets old. I experience the vast complexity yet simplicity ate the same time in this world we live in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Although we've been to volcanic parks before (Idaho and Oregon) it never stops to amaze us. Nature at one of its most impressive shows. The trails in the lava are powerful.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting stop for us. Seeing the lava flows and the formations of tiny caves it created was worth the trip. If you decide to hike about the area remember to bring water.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

See The Creator's work! Less than 20 minutes from downtown Flagstaff, AZ. The entry fee was $5.00 per person. There are at least two strategic parking spots for photo op. We walked, approximately 400 feet, on one of several trails.

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Blumenau, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This park is a must see. There is a lava trail that you must go to see the volcanic rocks. Do not miss the Wupatki ancient pueblo as you will have a nice experience on how Wupatki people lived. Great park to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

You must stop and look at the Lava Flows on your way around the loop. Get out of your car and take a walk amongst the many crevices and strange shapes that have been made by the may rivers of lava over time.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nice scenic drive. Volcano was very visible but hard to see the top without driving some distance away and hiking up a trail. Lava flow was interesting to see. Very visible from vehicle. Nice drive past the Volcano to the Wupatki & Wukoki Indian Ruins. Well maintained & preserved. Nice, clean visitor center with all the information you need to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It was truly shocking to come upon the large volcanic rocks & boulders at the edge of the road when we first arrived at this, now beautiful, natural disaster site. It was scary to think of the destruction that this volcano caused in its surrounding area at the time it erupted... but it was amazing to see the growth of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The sunset crater and lava flow was very cool to see. It looked different than the Hawaiian volcanoes. Nice quick stop off 89.

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