Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Address:c/o Flagstaff Area National Monuments
6400 N Hwy 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Phone:928-526-0502
Fax:928-714-0565
Web: www.nps.gov/sucr/
Size: 3,040 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on May 26, 1930; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933.
Location:From Flagstaff, Arizona, take US 89 north 12 miles, then right on Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop Rd. for 2 miles to park visitor center.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:This volcanic cinder cone with summit crater was formed by a series of eruptions sometime between AD 1040 and 1100. Its upper part is colored as if by a sunset.

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Ahead of me was Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, which erupted 900 years ago, and dozens of other cinder cones.
At Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, we hike through jagged lava fields and bear witness to volcanic forces unleashed 900 years ago - in geologic time not much more than the few seconds it takes an aspen leaf to fall to the forest floor.