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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

U.S 89 to Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-0502
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Located north of Flagstaff, this crater was created by a volcanic eruption 900 years ago.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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U.S 89 to Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
+1 928-526-0502
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did the tour in car stopped at various location. Nice little walking paths at crater. Roads paved and in decent shape

Thank Billy O
Reviewed 3 days ago

We entered the park and were told by the woman to drive the loop and that the Wupatki pueblos were great. We said we wanted to hike and she gave us another paper with the hiking trails. So if you want to hike, request this....More

Thank Aloha-lover
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well, it might not blow (your mind) but it's a surreal sight/site. My wife and I visited on our trip to Northern Arizona on a suggestion and we were so glad we did. The NPS folks were very helpful (with the exception of the ranger...More

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy hikes with little children. The kids were able to walk on lava rocks and get close to the different sites. There were paths that the kids could walk and get up close to the volcano yet a path above for those who need to...More

Thank Libby S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center was very helpful, and the drive was nice. This is kind of out of the way but if you visit the other National Monuments in the area you can make a day of it. Worth seeing.

Thank Mandy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by to see Sunset Crater on our way back to Scottsdale after visiting the southern rim, and it was definitely worth the drive and time. It is beautiful to see, even in the winter. The lava trail is quite amazing as well; it...More

Thank leighann0576
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visitor center was well organized and provided so much information. It was easily accessible. It was a warm day so we didn't spend much time outside. If there was a crater viewing area, we missed it.

Thank sun1967flower
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go early. Visitor center packed at 10:30. No place for an elderly person to sit to watch movie. 3 people occupied including a child the only bench and not once did they offer a seat. Drive was lovely especially since it got up to 96...More

Thank Val E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too many volcanoes are so up close and personal. There is lots of information available at the Visitor Center and the drive is spectacular. There is a short trail through an old lava field. It looks so out of place, belongs in Hawai'i, not...More

1  Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful drive through national park. Nice break headed from Phoenix to Monument Valley. Short walks and terrific info area with nice restrooms. Connected to Waputki pueblos. Beautiful stop!

Thank native*texan*2005
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Trish T
15 June 2017|
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Response from Brandon K | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple possible paths and loops, some of which you can string together, so you need to take some time at the visitor center and plan out what you want to do.
14 May 2017|
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Response from sycha | Reviewed this property |
I would also suggest you have a picnic on site. It slows you down and makes you better appreciate the scenery.
10 July 2016|
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Response from ROSully | Reviewed this property |
Depends on whether it has snowed. The National Park doesn't have the staff to clear roads quickly. 4x4? No worries then. Always call ahead when in doubt. Just like any other area that gets a little snow, slushy, icey, but... More