Western US 2010 travel blog

Lava Bubble

Lava Flow

Old and New

Sunset Crater

Lava Field

Red Hill

Wupatki NM

The Hike Up

Three Story Pueblo

100 Rooms

Built Around AD 1100

Trail Buddy

View From The Bedroom

Box Canyon

Ancient Ruins


Sunset Crater is one of 400 volcanic craters in the area. Sunset was active around AD 1064. During its 100 yrs. of activity its red and yellow cinder cone covered an area of 800 sq. miles.

Wupatki NM is adjacent to Sunset. It has many prehistoric ruins from the AD 1000-1200 period.

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