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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

U.S 89 to Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-0502
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Located north of Flagstaff, this crater was created by a volcanic eruption 900 years ago.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lava flow” (292 reviews)
“sunset crater” (311 reviews)
“lava beds” (31 reviews)
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U.S 89 to Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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+1 928-526-0502
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"lava flow"
in 292 reviews
"sunset crater"
in 311 reviews
"lava beds"
in 31 reviews
"visitor center"
in 140 reviews
"the loop"
in 101 reviews
"cinder cone"
in 62 reviews
"volcanic rock"
in 34 reviews
"painted desert"
in 83 reviews
"national monument"
in 88 reviews
"cinder hills"
in 19 reviews
"volcanic activity"
in 24 reviews
"scones"
in 51 reviews
"short trail"
in 19 reviews
"san francisco peaks"
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"quick stop"
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"beautiful drive"
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"hiking trails"
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Reviewed yesterday

Taking the Wupatki loop road is a revelation. The extraordinary lava lakes and volcanic masses are worth stopping at to take a closer look. The road back to Flagstaff is also a part of Route 66.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a place! Black ground and black stones, adored by bright green lichen... It is truly alien. Mind you, this is also a rare piece of sacred Native American history.

Thank Flow E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved that I was able to access some of this location. The wheelchair ramp is kinda steep so you will need someone to push you. Once at top you have total access to the visitor center and great views right outside. Unable to access trail...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great place to go when we took a break from the Grand Canyon. Well worth the money and the time to visit here and the Wupatki Ruins. Take the time for the hikes and learn more about the area and how it...More

Thank bigdawgtraveler
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We didn't have any plans to go here, but it was on the road we were driving on, so we decided to stop and check it out. We stop at the visitors center cause we had never been here before and didn't know much about...More

Thank rahymapadron
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument has some fantastic trails for one and all. There are several paved trails for those in wheelchairs or walkers. I'd recommend stopping at the visitors center first to check out the displays and short video they have. There are no...More

Thank Joe A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting the Grand Canyon, travel the loop that includes both Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Parks. You'll be glad you did. A drive through connects up to the Wupatki Monument, which takes you back in time to life in a pueblo community. The...More

1  Thank VooDooSpiders
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very different landscape. Interesting geological story showing the power of nature. Go on cooler or overcast day dark rock and sun equals hot.

Thank Dustin F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t expect a lot here to be honest. If you can you should/must go for a hike in the lava flow trail or another site with the flow remains. It was so awe inspiring to see the lasting effects of this extinct volcano and...More

Thank Alicia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made the short drive to the crater from Flagstaff. The facility was top notch. We watched a short video presentation about the crater and it’s history. They were not able to take us on a hike around the rim because the wind was blowing...More

1  Thank Brian37075
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Mark L
31 October 2017|
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Response from capitollover | Reviewed this property |
No. It is protected. Since 1973. If you hike O'Leary's Peak Trail, you can see down into Sunset Crater.
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Trish T
16 June 2017|
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Response from Brandon K | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple possible paths and loops, some of which you can string together, so you need to take some time at the visitor center and plan out what you want to do.
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KatrinaPa
15 May 2017|
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Response from sycha | Reviewed this property |
I would also suggest you have a picnic on site. It slows you down and makes you better appreciate the scenery.
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