It's a very unique location since it is one of many volcanoes in the area but this one here is the youngest! Many people think (because of the name) they should be seeing a "crater" but really its the name of the volcano. The significance...More
About Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
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This is an especially beautiful national monument. Extremely close to Flagstaff, do not miss this spectacular drive and visit to our national monuments. Lots to see with beautiful vistas, lava fields, the craters, the volcanoes, the pine trees and the monuments and the information centers.
Stopped here and was glad we did; very beautiful volcano crater near Flagstaff with views of the cone radiating different colors.
The attraction here must be augmented by one's imagination concerning what it must have been like the day this crater was formed. There is an attached museum, but there are not a lot of other activities available. I would go again if the opportunity arose,...More
Not far off hiway 89, this National Monument is unique in that it consists mainly of some lava flows and cinder cones. Interesting part of the local history. I was surprised to find out how many volcano cones are here. A great start, or end...More
The lava flows are right there and you can climb on them, or stick to a trail. Campground is very quiet, and ocasionally there is stargazing.
We visited the Sunset Crater on the loop to the Wupatki ruins. Later we visited Lowell's Observatory and learned that they trained with their equipment for the moon landing at the Crater. Having seen the area, it added extra context to the overall experience. I...More