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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
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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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This is a great place, really amazing and informative. It is well worth it, to visit. I fully recommend this place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place, really amazing and informative. It is well worth it, to visit. I fully recommend this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sunset Crater allows you to park in numerous lots and then walk out into the various areas of the park along specific paths. The paths are marked as to length and how hard and long they are. Be aware that the altitude is high and the hikes can be strenuous. A few are wheelchair accessible if there is a person... More 

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Avondale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a site to see. Could not believe there was such a place in Arizona! Volcanic rock everywhere, which was so interesting. There is a nice little trail to walk, and you have the option to walk some longer trails too.

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Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, you enter the most unreal landscape as you come upon the first of the lava flows. As you get closer to the volcanic craters, the lava flows become prepossessing. Reality soon becomes unreal, as what you see in front of you defies description. By the way, collecting fragments while inside the park will cost you a GREAT deal of... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We mostly drove through the park on our way to Wapatki National Monument and Page, AZ. It had been raining in Flagstaff when we left, but the skies cleared and presented us with long lasting rainbows. It also got very cold, so we mostly drove through the park and stopped at major vista points. It's a very interesting geological wonder.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The geology and topography that are present at this National monument is intriguing to the eye. The temperature is pleasant, as the elevation of Flagstaff mitigates the heat of Arizona quite a bit. There is one somewhat challenging short like (1.6m round trip) to the top of the crater. The views are worthy of the trek. The park requires a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sunset Crater Volcano may not be for everyone. You probably need to be a bit of a science nerd to truly appreciate it. For a non-sciencey person it is a nice park with great paths and cool scenery. I'm a childhood wanabe geologist-archeologist. My wife has science interest, but more in the stars. We enjoyed the park enough to be... More 

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Kingman, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

While you cannot climb to the rim of the crater, there are some nice trails along the way. It is very interesting from a geological perspective. Lots of lava rocks to climb on. The visitor center is really nice. Lots of info. They even have a machine that lets you create an earthquake. You jump on it & it measures... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

It's like a labyrinth of craters. I saw the sign on the road and I would not have even visited. I followed the sign because it seemed so close. It was breathtaking and very preserved. It's a must see if you are in the area. $20 is all worth it...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We took our 3 young teenage boys to visit Sunset Crater. There was beautiful weather so the hike through the site was even more enjoyable. I would avoid going in July or August due to heat. Seeing the aftermath of an erupted volcano and being able to actually walk ON the debris was pretty cool. Be sure to visit both... More 

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