Lava Flow Trail (Sunset Crater)
The Lava Flow Trail at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is short hike but packs a lot in. You'll hike through dramatic terrain formed by a volcanic eruption. The hike is worth a side trip to explore and stretch your legs.
- Video of the Trail
- What to Expect
- Insider Tips
Where is the Lava Flow Trail?
Use this trailhead address:
Lava Flow Trail, Loop Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
You need to pay an entrance fee for Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, or just use a Parks Pass which gets you into all parks and National Monuments.
You don't need any special gear to do the Lava Flow Trail, but having trail runners will be helpful on the lava rocks. In the winter, the trail can be covered in snow.
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Lava Flow Trail Maps
How Will You Navigate?
Lava Flow Trail Hike Directions
Need More Info?
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- When planning, always check the park website and social media to make sure the trails are open. Similarly, check the weather and road conditions.
This Guide Was Written by Cris Hazzard
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