Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunset Crater Volcano, Flagstaff, AZ

All the lava flows and cinder hills were impressive but we couldn't see the actual crater like you see in photos of this extinct volcano. Those photos must have been taken from an aircraft. Although we hiked up the cone of a smaller volcano, hiking is not permitted on Sunset Crater Volcano.

All the hills and ground are black as coal with volcanic cinders or lava flows. This was the case for for our 30 mile drive around the dormant volcanoes.

This photo was taken inside the cone of a smaller volcano. It looks like a rolling blacktop parking lot with Ponderosa Pines poking through wherever they can.

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