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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

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The truncated cone of Sunset Crater Volcano, a 1,000-foot-high cinder cone, dominates the surrounding fields of cinders, lava flows and spatter cones. The bright-reddish hues of the decomposed, water-stained sulphuric rock at the summit are in stark contrast with black basalt of the adjacent rocks. Sunset Crater Volcano errupted A.D. 1064-65 and was active intermittently for nearly 200 years. A self-guided trail leads over the Bonito lava flow: sturdy walking shoes are recommended. A paved road crosses the lava flow and connects the monument with Wupatki National Monument.

Location: Route 3 Box 149, Flagstaff Arizona 86004 Telephone 520-526-0502

(Flagstaff) Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

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