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While driving in this area on a road trip, we kept seeing you black stuff on the sides of some mountains. Well it turns out it is cinder and the mountains were volcanoes that erupted around 1050 to 1080, scattering nearby native Americans at least...More
We enjoyed a nice walk on one of the trails recommended at the Visitor Center. It was scenic and volcanic terrain. We did not have time to do the entire drive through the National Monument but enjoyed our few hours here.
Interesting side trip outside Flagstaff on way from or to western AZ. Easy drive to see volcanic rock, short hike to see how it effected the landscape
Flagstaff is a neat college town with plenty of restaurants and bars. Some cool shops also
Good question! 10 year old boys will LOVE this! As far as I know there are not any tours available, and if there were, you would be throwing your money away. I did this trip going to the Grand Canyon and entering the GCNP... More
Good question! 10 year old boys will LOVE this! As far as I know there are not any tours available, and if there were, you would be throwing your money away. I did this trip going to the Grand Canyon and entering the GCNP from the east. It may take an hour if you get out and explore, and of course you will want to. There is a little hike you can take from the paved parking lot which is quick and easy. Also, this attraction is also combined with Wupatki National Monument. Go to this for sure as you can actually go into three or four ancient pueblos. I imagine before the 10 years are grown, these areas will be roped off; but for now you have the run of the ruins without anyone around. Warning is that there is a ranger station, but they do not offer water so take a cooler with you!