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We almost didn’t stop here on our tour of the National Monuments near Flagstaff AZ. So glad we did. It’s beautiful and be sure to take time to do the Lava Trail hike - easy with just slight inclines. Beautiful area and your walking on...More
It’s not everyday one can walk around a volcano crater that erupted a thousand years ago. The mile path is very manageable and the visitor center is great. It’s really worth going especially if you are using the National parks pass.
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This is a couple hour drive to do the loop road. Enter from the southern end. Stop at the Visitor Center and pay. (If you are a National Park Member there are many activities in area that are covered by that membership.) Then drive mile...More
This crater experience is in no way taxing to experience and yet you are at a one of a kind geologic reality from a work perspective. The place is full of history,lore and geology. The history alone is worth the effort. Great views and a...More
Hiking Sunset Crater Park is like hiking on another planet. We hiked the Lava Flow trail (a little over a mile). There were quite a few rocks and stuff to scramble over but it wasn't a hard trail (you aren't going to get a stroller...More
Who knew AZ had a volcano? It is a trip worth taking to see. Continue through the park and visit Indian Pueblos. I had never been to Indian ruins. They are very interesting. We went at the end of the day and had the pueblos...More
It is very cool to walk through the lava pathways. Not that much of a hike and worth the drive and park fee. We didn’t do much hiking as we were short on time but we would like to go back and experience more.