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. Make Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument part of your personalized Flagstaff itinerary using our Flagstaff trip itinerary maker .
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  • This area has many varied types of geographic areas. Red rock, black lava fields, native Americans home sites, views, and some nice hiking. Don’t miss this smaller park while visiting the Grand Canyon...  more »
  • Ok, I expected plenty of wonderful sites when traveling to AZ but this one was a great surprise. You need to see this to believe it  more »
  • Just a 15 mile drive north of town there is a scenic loop that goes through both Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and the Wupatki Pueblos. Both can be done in 3 to 4 hours including drive time....  more »

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