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Bonito Crater Professional Review and Guide
"A cross-country hike through a lunar-like landscape in Sunset Crater National Monument. You'll look down at the jagged Bonito Lava Flow, which looks like it just poured out of the ground. In fact, the lava is more than 700 years old. Even so, life has found its way onto the shattered rock, as evidenced by the large pine trees.Please note that Sunset Crater, on the south side of the road, is closed to hiking and climbing. The Park Service implemented this closure around 1976 to protect Sunset Crater from erosion. The rest of the national monument is open to hiking."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Northern Arizona (Falcon Guides).
We couldn't find the trailhead, and we asked the park ranger about it and he had never heard of this trail. He was pretty young though, so maybe he just didn't know about it.
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