Pete likes being part of the action—socializing, not necessarily cooking. So, after a few episodes of “Oops, this one got away from me” excuses, he earned the affectionate name “Cinders” by our friends and family. Fortunately the focus on “cinders” has moved away from Pete and to an area in northern Arizona.
The Cinder Hills Overlook and Sunset Crater National Monument near Flagstaff is a great place to visit and escape the heat of the Valley of the Sun in the summer. The walk is easy, views are interesting of lava flow and cinders and it’s a fun event for the entire family. Make sure to drive the loop to get the full experience of the fissure, volcanic eruptions and the Sunset Crater. There is a small entry fee so don’t forget your wallet.
Here are a couple of things you should expect to see and how to get there…
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Enjoy your next trip camping in Arizona!
If you want to go: From Phoenix, head north on I-17 to Flagstaff. Merge onto I-40 heading eastbound (toward Alburquerque). Watch for the signs. Head north on US-89 to the Sunset Crater National Monument: 6400 N US Highway 89.