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The last time I was in Flagstaff we went into the lava tube cave which was a very cool experience so I was excited to hear that Sunset Crater also offered some views of volcanic activity from nearly a millennium ago. Sunset Crater is about...More
Had the mini van filled, me, three kids and two dogs. Setting off on a day trip adventure. Was blown away by the immediate views of the lava fields. Because of the dogs, we were not allowed to hike but I have heard great things...More
We had seen the Volcano National Park in Hawaii so this colored our impression of Sunset Crater.
We started by walking the Lava Flow Trail (top section). This was interesting and a good overview.
After that, the rest of the stops were not all that...More
We arrived early in the morning without checking the hours. The trails were accessible but the Visitors' Center was closed and we left the area via another exit so we did not have a chance to see what the Visitors' Center had to offer. However,...More
My husband and I stopped here after hiking the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We got there shortly before they closed so did not get to spend much time in the visitors center but it wouldn't take long to see the video and exhibits....More
Called in here as en-route to next our next stop. Some incredible scenery with the lava trails. Amazing how plants can grow in such harsh conditions.
Lovely and quiet route around the park with good stop offs.
As a first in a series of two weeks of August rides throughout the Southwest, we turned off 89 from Flagstaff to do the 395 detour through Sunset Crater to Wupatki, then back to 89. We did this in a car with our kids about...More