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If you like basalt and cinder cones, this is the place to go! (Other than the Malpais, another deadly trek). We did the Lenox Crater Trail and that was a cardio event for me - then we got to the top and the wind almost...More
Great fun for our family which included teens and toddlers. Our family has enjoyed the park during summer and fall both trips were great the staff is great the lava tubs blow cool air during the summer and the same air feels warm in the...More
This is an amazing place, a place that you have to see and witness yourself befor eyou can or will believe it! Good hikes or just drive through whatever you prfer and whatever time allows but it really is a must see place
My family and I made it a point to stop for a quick visit at Sunset Crater before heading back to Phoenix from Flagstaff.
My kids, 11, 15 and 16 each had a great time, and enjoyed the amazing wonder of the trail just off...More
This park presents a great opportunity for geologists and geology followers to discover the physical effects of a relatively recent volcanic eruption closeup. Depending on where you're coming from there are two main accesses to the crater area: via the Wupatki ruins to the north...More
We were on our way to visit some ruins and ended up driving through this park and it was wonderful! I was with someone who had never seen a volcano or lava fields so this was a great opportunity to see up close and personal....More
The crater site itself has a handicapped access short overlook walkout about 50 yards maybe? The pueblos are a distance from the parking lots but the largest has a close-up information center well worth the visit.
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!