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    Lenox Crater Trail

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    Very Easy
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    1.8 km
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    85 m
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    In the far corner of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument near Flagstaff is the Lenox Crater, a glimpse at Flagstaff’s extensive volcanic history. The Lenox Crater Trail is a brief, easy hike up and around a small volcanic crater. This hike doesn’t see too many visitors, so it’s a good pick if you want to be able to avoid the crowds. Dogs are not permitted in this area.

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    Route Description for Lenox Crater Trail

    Northern Arizona, particularly the Flagstaff area, has an interesting volcanic past. Remnants of this past are evident in the volcanic rocks, craters, and volcanic mountains that dot the area. The Lenox Crater Trail explores one volcanic area on a route that’s easy enough for all skill levels. This route loops up and around a small volcanic crater. The landscape is unlike any other, so bring a camera!

    Because of the rough nature of volcanic rock, sturdy boots are recommended. If you hike this route in the winter, consider microspikes.

    The trail splits right from the start. Our route goes counterclockwise, so start to your right. It’s a fast trip up the crater, so take some time to admire the lunar landscape and the mountains visible in the distance up here before continuing off the other side. The loop ends back at the trailhead.

    Getting to the Lenox Crater Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Lenox Crater Trail is on Wupatki and Sunset Crater Loop Road.

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