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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

As Powerful as a Volcano

 
 
As Powerful as a Volcano Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
1. As Powerful as a Volcano Marker
Inscription.
Cinder cones erode easily and scars are slow to heal. In 1973, Sunset Crater was closed to climbing when 2-foot-wide trails eroded to 60-foot-wide swaths. Tons of cinder were shoveled back up the cone to fill hip-deep trenches. Notice the scars still visible today.

Plants will eventually return to areas where cinders are left undisturbed. Walking in barren areas dislodges soil particles forming between the cinders. Give plants a chance; stay on the trail.

What if...
...Flagstaff residents hadn't stopped a movie company from dynamiting Sunset Crater in 1928?

What if it wasn't protected today?

Outside the park, other cinder cones are dismantled for building and landscaping materials.

Human activities can level a mountain almost as fast as nature can create one.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 21.752′ N, 111° 31.004′ W. Marker is in Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Marker is along the Lava Flow Trail boardwalk . Marker is in this post office area: Flagstaff AZ 86004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Life and Landscape Transformed (within shouting distance of this marker);
As Powerful as a Volcano Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
2. As Powerful as a Volcano Marker
Looking toward the cinder cone
The Power to Symbolize (within shouting distance of this marker); Changes to Come (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Birth of a Mountain (about 300 feet away); "The Peaks" (approx. 2.3 miles away); Geological Infant (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bushmaster Park (approx. 11.2 miles away); Buffalo Park (approx. 12 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
 
Also see . . .  Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. (Submitted on April 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Sunset Crater Volcano Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1940
3. Sunset Crater Volcano Photo on Marker
Sunset Crater Volcano Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., 1970
4. Sunset Crater Volcano Photo on Marker
Sunset Crater Volcano image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 28, 2002
5. Sunset Crater Volcano
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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