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“Wow... geologically amazing!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

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 76 things to do in Flagstaff
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Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Located north of Flagstaff, this crater was created by a volcanic eruption 900 years ago.
Huntington Beach, California
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“Wow... geologically amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Liked the nice trails to walk. We loved the views and the history of this volcano. We would go again.

Visited November 2012
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Vista, Ca
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“Worth the drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Try and do the lava flow trail which is an easy walk, partially paved. Also, stop at visitor center to see the exhibits.

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Arizona, USA
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“Very interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Our family thought this was very interesting. We did not have time to see the visitors center, and just walked the Lava Flow Trail. It was not too hard, but you will definitely want to wear sturdy shoes as it's uneven and jagged. The guide book was very informative and easy to follow.

Visited October 2012
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Belen, New Mexico
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“excellent tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The visitors center was great, but even better was the personalized tour by the guide. Excellent stop it was educational, relaxing and not too long. The tour guide had a wonderful sense of humor.

Visited October 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Great for hikers, good for adults but kids/teens may be bored.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Since we were already in Williams, it was about 45 minutes to the park. Beautiful landscapes. We drove about 10 miles in to the Painted Desert Lookout. Stopped 3 or 4 times to walk around & take pics. Hikers will love it. Tops of nearby mtns dusted with snow. It must be amazing in the winter. If you are not used to high elevations, the verical hiking will be very strenuous. Spent about 1.5 hours. Bring water & snacks, even if u r not hiking. If you continue on the road past PD Lookout, it is 25 more miles, and then you have to take HWY 89 all the way back to Flagstaff.

Visited October 2012
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