Friday, July 07, 2017

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano
After spending most of the day at the Grand Canyon, we drove south and saw signs for Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Having only lived on the east coast of North America, anything having to do with a volcano seems foreign and intriguing. We were passing right by it. I could not resist so we made u-turn and I'm so glad we did. We stayed long enough to walk through the 900 year old Bonito Lava Flow and sit and ponder the rust-rimmed cone before continuing on toward Meteor Crater.
A walk through lava rock with Sunset Crater in the background
Black ash is everywhere
Lava flow rock formations
 

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