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“Surprise in the desert”

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Ranked #12 of 114 things to do in Flagstaff
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Owner description: Located north of Flagstaff, this crater was created by a volcanic eruption 900 years ago.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We took a drive from Flagstaff to see the Pueblo ruins at Wapatki and visiting the Su set crater was a part of the Wapatki Loop. The la a field was an amazing sight! Don't miss this if you go to Wapatki.

Thank Dawn L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Not my favorite. Neat to see the lava along the trails, we did it at the end of the Wupatki Loop. Only takes about an hour to walk the paths. Worth stopping if your doing the entire loop but not just to see the crater.

Thank str8pavin
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped to earn junior ranger badges and check out this park. We did the park in about an hour. You could spend more time hiking and exploring.

Thank BrandyR216
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you are mesmerized by geography, you will want to take time and visit Sunset Crater near Flagstaff, Arizona.

Thank Patty1123
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The volcanic ruins are really interesting to see. The volcanic rock is quite beautiful and such a contrast to much of the other landscape we saw on our trip. My 8 and 11 year old thought they were pretty awesome. Make a quick stop at the visitor center to get suggestions on the trails to hike. We chose some pretty easy ones. Note after seeing this, take the loop around to Wupatki. Save your receipt as that gets you into that National Monument too. You can easily do both in a day.

Thank Erika_J_H
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