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Arizona
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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Lone Ponderosa credits NPS Photo / Elliot Schultz
Geologists and biologists study the area surrounding Sunset Crater Volcano to better understand how landscapes recover after an eruption.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument credits Share the Experience, Brian Mokar
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Sunset Crater and Bonito Lava Flow credits NPS Photo / Elliot Schultz
Three trails allow visitors to explore the Bonito Lava Flow.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Sunset Crater Volcano credits NPS Photo / Elliot Schultz
Sunset Crater Volcano is named for the color of the rusty red cinders near its peak.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Lenox Crater and the San Francisco Peaks credits NPS Photo / Elliot Schultz
Sunset Crater Volcano is the most recent eruption in the San Francisco volcanic field. Visitors can climb Lenox Crater, foreground, for excellent views of the field, including the San Francisco Peaks.
SUNSET CRATER VOLCANO NATIONAL MONUMENT
SUNSET CRATER VOLCANO NATIONAL MONUMENT
6082 Sunset Crater Road
Flagstaff, Arizona   86004
(lat:35.3711 lon:-111.5108)

Phone: 928-526-0502
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The cinder cone volcano's rim is the dusky red of sunset, but the crater is only part of the story. Around 1085 the ground began to shake, and lava spewed high into the air. When the eruption finished, it had changed both the landscape and the people who lived here. Today, it teaches how nature and humankind affect each other-and how rebirth and renewal happen in the wake of disaster.


Location
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is located near Flagstaff


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Area Campgrounds
Flagstaff/Grand Canyon KOA
5803 N Hwy 89
Flagstaff, AZ
928-526-9926
J & H RV Park
7901 North Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ
928-526-1829
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Directions
Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments are connected by loop road FR-545. Visitors can enter the loop road near mile markers 430 (Sunset Crater Volcano) and 444 (Wupatki) on U.S. Highway 89.

Arizona
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State of Arizona Parks

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