Short trail showing the volcano trail. Lots of lava rocks and interesting lava formations. My teens found it interesting to see the black cleared land and volcano effects in person.
About Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
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My family of 5 were staying in Flagstaff for the week so we wanted to visit everything in the area other than the Grand Canyon. This was one of those places, which was only 20 minutes north. We expected to see a crater like the...More
The lava flows, history and geology are second to none here. Couple this with Wupatki and and you have a great day with good walking and hikes. Gives you a real sense of the southwest USA. Beautiful drive. Be sure to try try little turn...More
We were headed on US 89 and saw this 32 mile loop to two National Monuments and that we take the drive. We're glad we took the side trip and now wish we had more time. We took short hikes out onto the lava flows....More
We really enjoyed walking among the old lava flows. The history of this crater ties directly to the Wupatki and Walnut Canyon National Monuments. It was a great trifecta of experience..
The park itself is combined with Waputaki National Monument and is about a 35 mile loop road. Sunset crater is just covered with lava and I recommend taking the Lava Flow Trail Walk. It is only about a mile but goes through the lava flow...More
Really interesting place with volcanic sand, lava flows, eerie jungles of lava rock, pretty surroundings and, of course, a big volcanic crater. The visitor center is small, but has some nice exhibits worth a brief stop. There are several easy stops and short hikes that...More
It was a fun location out in the middle of nowhere but worth the ride. Good for small groups, families, couples or singles. Very windy, hold on to your hat.