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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
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Owner description: Located north of Flagstaff, this crater was created by a volcanic eruption 900 years ago.
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We were there during a cold spell in mid April and there were flurries in the air and snowing on the San Francisco mountains. There is a minimal entrance fee. We took the short lava trail walk (not really a hike) and it gives you a chance to see the variety of volcanic features. This is just one of many cinder cones in this area and if you continue driving north to Wupatki National Monument you will see wonderful vistas and more volcanic features. It must have been very interesting to live in this area 900 years ago.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We liked the scenery and the descriptions of the lava flows. If you have never seen a lava flow, this is interesting. If you have an interest in geology, this is interesting. My wife and children thought it was ok. I loved it.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We didn't plan on visiting Wupatki and Sunset Crater again, but the children requested it. They remembered visiting the year before and wanted to do it again. The last time we visited, we got to the visitor center after it had closed. We were happy to get to see it this time around. The visitor center is packed with historical information about the park and the rangers were very helpful and friendly.

The last time we visited the blow hole wasn't very impressive, but this time around it was amazing. This little blow hole was one of the highlights of the trip for the children. The ruins are also impressive. This is one of the few parks where you can still enter the ruins.

Thank EsKezzy
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Who knew there were volcanoes in Arizona? Fantastic drive through park. Entry fee is $5 per person and this gets you into the Wupatki Indian ruins also. if you got the legs, take the hike up Lenox crater and get an awesome view of the mountains. Easily can spend a full day exploring the craters, lava flows and Indian ruins.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

An interesting COMMERCIAL ($) site. Good introduction film. However the temperature and wind gusts on April 8 that reached 63 mph limited the experience.

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