Today stands the 1,000 foot high cinder cone of a volcano
that first erupted about 1064 AD and was active intermittantly
for the next 200 years. Surrounding area contains cinders, lava flows
and spatter cones. The bright red hues provide brilliant contrast
to surround dark rock and is quite picturesque. Discovered
by John Wesley Powell in 1892 who gave it the name.
The ash fallout made the surrounding area particularly
productive for farming for the similar time period.
Sunset Crater National Monument
Monument Visitor Center; 928-526-0502;
Open Daily: 8AM-5PM (exc: Dec 25);
Notice: In winter the monument is sometimes
closed due to snowfall.
[ Arizona Landmarks Tour]
Flagstaff Area National Monuments:
These sites preserve many indian ruins and unique geological formations:
Walnut Canyon - Indian Ruins
Wupatki - Indian Ruins
Sunset Crater - Extinct Volcano
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