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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Flagstaff

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Visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and walk through the most recent lava field to form in Arizona. About 900 years ago, the crater ruptured and lava and ash covered the area, forcing people to evacuate. Now a purple flower native only to this volcanic field grows here. When you explore the trails surrounding the crater, stay on the trails to help preserve the fragile structure and do not take any lava rocks. Arrange your visit to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and discover more family-friendly attractions in Flagstaff using our Flagstaff travel itinerary maker.
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  • This place bored me to tears. BUT I'm not into geology or space sciences, so it that's your thing you might love it. I' wouldn't want to get your hopes up, though.  more »
  • The Sunset Mountain was one of the most colorful and beautiful mountain that I have ever seen. Below the mountain is a lava field on which you can take a short hike. Some of the nearby mountains were ...  more »
  • Our family loves to hike so anytime there is a unique aspect to it, like the lava flow, we really enjoy it. We have 3 children, 2 small and one teen and a short interesting hike is always ideal. When ...  more »