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    A’Ah Lava Trail

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    Very Easy
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    0.5h
    Distance
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    0.3 km
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The A'Ah Lava Trail is a quick way to appreciate the interesting scenery of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. This area is devoted to preserving and showing off Flagstaff’s volcanic past, and this hike takes you over volcanic black rock from an eruption years prior. This hike is very easy, very short, and good for all ages.

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    Route Description for A’Ah Lava Trail

    The A'Ah Lava Trail is a quick and simple trail that leads you over the black volcanic rock left over from a volcanic eruption in years past. The Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is an area filled with craters, volcanic rock, and dormant volcanoes, and this little piece of it is a fun way to experience the unique landscape if you’re short on time.

    The loop begins and ends at the trailhead with no junctions to consider. If you look to the east, you can see Sunset Crater, the namesake of the park. We’d recommend hiking in closed-toed shoes as the volcanic rock can be rough and sharp, but otherwise, this is a fast and straightforward hike.

    Getting to the A’Ah Lava Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the A'Ah Lava Trail is on Wupatki and Sunset Crater Loop Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      March-November

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Good

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Loop

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