Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Flagstaff

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Volcano · Hidden Gem · National Park
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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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  • Beautiful site - Great hiking and walking trails. Lots of great opportunities for pictures. The visitors center is still closed but still great. 
    Beautiful site - Great hiking and walking trails. Lots of great opportunities for pictures. The visitors center is still closed but still great.  more »
  • An amazing experience, especially after seeing the Netflix movie DON'T LOOK UP! The crater is unbelievable. Well worth the side trip. My aunt loved it too. 
    An amazing experience, especially after seeing the Netflix movie DON'T LOOK UP! The crater is unbelievable. Well worth the side trip. My aunt loved it too.  more »
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  • Very interesting & unique place. Hike through otherworldly landscapes. Seems popular with famous with young children, so longer trails can be hiked without running into many (any) others.
  • Why doesn't this place get more mentions and visitors? This is spectacular to see in person. Wow! I wish we had more time to spend here as we could have checked out more. We will have to go back again soon!

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