Lava Flow Trail
NPS photo by Dallas Larsen
This is a self-guided loop trail. Pick up a trail guide and explore an exciting volcanic landscape at the base of Sunset Crater Volcano.
Note: This trail does not climb the volcano, which is closed to hiking.
Did You Know?
The eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano must have been a powerful event. It destroyed all plants within a 5-mile radius. A fountain of fire, 850 feet high, was visible for miles around. An ash cloud rose 2.5 miles into the sky, and falling ash covered about 64,000 acres.