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Sep 26, 2015 - Wupatki & Sunset Crater Volcano

Wupatki National Monument protects the ancient dwellings of puebloan peoples. It occupies 56 Sq. miles of dry rugged land on the southwestern Colorado Plateau directly west of the Little Colorado River. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument features a 1,000-foot volcanic cone & its lava flows. INFORMATION FROM PAMPHLET: Life in a changing landscape The people living just northeast of what is now Flagstaff, Az., must have been warned by tremors before debris exploded from the ground & rained down on their pithouses. The lava flows &...

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Apr 17, 2014 - Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Began our drive south to Sunset Crater Volcano. As we got closer, we could see the volcano in the distance and then drove past it. What a difference in landscape from Wupatki to this. Wupatki was desert flatlands and as we got closer and closer to the volcano, the landscape was more and more solidified lava. Parked in the Lava Flow Trail parking lot and began a 1.2 mile hike through a field of lava. Everywhere we walked, we were surrounded by black lava. It was beautiful and we also had a gorgeous view of the snow capped San Francisco Peaks...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Moab to Flagstaff

Tues., July 16th – We knew today would be a long travel day going from Moab toward Flagstaff. Our plan was to stop mid-way, but we made it all the way to Bonito Campground just north of Flagstaff. The Navajo Tribal Land offered a very scenic drive along the way. We weren’t sure how the dry camping would go with 6 of us in the RV, so we only paid for one night.

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Jun 11, 2008 - Mason's Trip - Part 2 - The Craters

Monday, Jun 9 to Tuesday, June 10, 2008 We drove north to Flagstaff then east 30 miles to visit the Meteor Crater. The visitor’s center had a Subway which was a welcome sight to us hungry tourists, a very large gift shop where any self-respecting shopper could really lighten their wallet, and an overlook of the crater equipped with lots of telescopes for viewing the details. The crater is about 3/4 of a mile across and nearly 600 ft deep. Inside the visitor’s center there was a theater showing a film about the crater and how it was formed...

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