Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Flagstaff

4.5
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 park was nicely laid out and maintained. There are beautiful trails (some even paved) so that those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility could use them. Went with a geologist friend who was....  more »
  • The sunset crater has three nice hiking areas. The first is a very small loop which we did to walk on and around the lava flow. It is perfect for small families who don't want to hike alot. The...  more »

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