"Flagstaff, wintersport in the desert" Sunset Crater National Monument by Pavlik_NL

Sunset Crater N.P. most impressive from a distance

Flagstaff is the place to be if you want to put on ski's in the desert. The mountains - in wintertime, so I cannot ski my heart out now - have good possibilities for the snowlover. In summertime the town also offers special places, maybe unknown, but definately worth visiting. Oak Creek Canyon, South of Flagstaff, is mentioned in my Sedona-page. But take for example the Sunset Crater Park, just North of Flagstaff (across the famous route 66 that runs through the town). This old volcanic environment shows still the scarrs of eruptions from the perfect shaped mountain that dominates the surrounding landscape. Somewhat further you come at Wupatki, where ruines from an old Indian village can be seen. Don't miss these little treasures on the tour along the great parks in these Arizona and Utah neighborhoods.

  • Last visit to Sunset Crater National Monument: Sep 1996
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2005 at 1:07 PM

    I visited here in Nov '03 and really enjoyed it. Agree with you totally about nature's power to restore. The craters and the NM area are a great example of this.

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 5:36 PM

    Thanks so much for visiting 1 of my favorite SW spots, instead of just going to Las Vegas! How right you are about the way people rush by the beautiful small places. FYI, the blue birds were jays, likely either Stellar's or Western Scrub...cat

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2003 at 10:45 AM

    Wupatki Monument and craters look fantastic!!!


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