Lenox Crater Trail

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Arizona

Elevation Gain608ft
Trailhead Elevation6,969ft
Elevation Min/Max6958/7249ft
Elevation Start/End6969/6969ft

Lenox Crater Trail

Lenox Crater Trail is a hiking trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 6,969 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 608 feet. Near the trailhead there are a picnic site, a viewpoint, and a parking.

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100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books)
Scott S. Warren
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"In 1064 a.d. the landscape just east of the San Francisco Peaks changed dramatically. Volcanic eruptions took place, spewing ash and debris across the surrounding plateau, and several cinder cones were formed. Today, one of the largest of these cones is 1000-foot-high Sunset Crater, which is the namesake of a small but fascinating national monument. Hiking up Sunset Crater is off-limits, but you can walk to the top of nearby Lenox Crater." Read more

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Excellent trail with good views of the volcano and lava flows

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Trail Information

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Nearby City
Coconino National Forest
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Local Contacts
USGS map: Sunset Crater West
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Dec 2018