Frozen Lava Fields at Sunset Crater Volcano – Arizona

Latitude / Longitude
35.363663, -111.502722

 

Sunset Crater Volcano is an easy place to visit, very impressive, beautiful and you can feel the force of a volcano. There are many cinder cones around the principal and you can walk on the frozen lava. Green pines growing emerging from the lava fields is another great attraction.

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Photos, video and text by Marcelo Ozorio


As said in Wikipedia:

Sunset Crater is a cinder cone located north of Flagstaff in U.S. State of Arizona. The crater is within the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

Sunset Crater is the youngest in a string of volcanoes (the San Francisco volcanic field) that is related to the nearby San Francisco Peaks.

Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Crater

As said in US National Park Service:

Sunset Crater Volcano! Roughly 900 years ago, the eruption of this volcano reshaped the surrounding landscape, forever changing the lives of people, plants and animals. Hike the trail through the lava flow and cinders and you’ll likely discover colorful, ruggedly dramatic geological features coexisting with twisted Ponderosa Pines and an amazing array of wildlife.

Read more at https://www.nps.gov/sucr/index.htm

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You can read this article in portuguese / Veja esta matéria em portugues em :

http://lugaresbacanas.com/cratera-por-do-sol-arizona/

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