• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Enjoy your neighborhood National Monuments this Thanksgiving!

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Date: November 23, 2011

Enjoy your neighborhood National Monuments this Thanksgiving!

Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon, and

Wupatki National Monuments open for visitors

 

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA - Bring family and friends to Flagstaff's neighborhood National Monuments this week. "All three of the Flagstaff Monuments will be open for our visitors and their families this Thanksgiving Weekend " said Superintendent Diane Chung. "It will be a great time to get out and walk in our monuments with a ranger. All three monuments will be open from 9am to 5pm on Thanksgiving day, and throughout the weekend to serve our local community and their guests." The entrance fee is $5.00 for visitors 16 and over. America the Beautiful Passes are accepted.

 

Join a Park Ranger for one or all of these great walks:

 

Walnut Canyon National Monument- "Rim Trail Discovery Tour"- Thursday, 11/24, 10am; Friday, 11/25, 10am and 1:30pm, Saturday, 11/26, 10am and 1:30pm, and Sunday, 11/27, 10am. "The Pueblos of the Island Trail"- Sunday, 11/27, 1:30pm. All programs start at the Visitor Center. Walnut Canyon NM is located 10 miles east of downtown Flagstaff via I-40 and can be reached at (928)526-3367 and on the web at "www.nps.gov/waca."

 

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument- "Lava Flow Exploration"- Thursday-Sunday, 11/24-11/27, every day at 1:30pm. The walk starts at the Lava Flow Trailhead. Sunset Crater Volcano NM is located six miles north of Flagstaff via Hwy 89 and can be reached at (928)526-0502 and on the web at "www.nps.gov/sucr."

 

Wupatki National Monument- "Explore Wupatki Pueblo"- Thursday, 11/24, 1:30pm; Friday, 11/25, 10am and 1:30pm; Saturday, 11/26, 10am and 1:30pm. All programs start at the Visitor Center. Wupatki NM is 26 miles north of Flagstaff via Hwy 89, and can be reached at (928)679-2365 and "www.nps.gov/wupa.".

 

 

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Did You Know?

Aerial view of Sunset Crater Volcano and surrounding cinder fields.

Sunset Crater was nearly dynamited in 1929, to create a landslide for the Hollywood movie "Avalanche". Local citizens were outraged and lobbied for its protection. The result was establishment of Sunset Crater National Monument in 1930. "Volcano" was added to the name in 1990.