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Sunset Crater

Listed under Volcanoes in Southwest Desert, United States.

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The ground near the top of the volcano is brightly coloured due to the effects of the hot gasses that once spewed from the mouth, hence the name. There is also an impressive lava flow beneath the summit. Vegetation now grows inside the crater.

Written by  Hamish Holl.

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what is sunset crater famous for

i need alot of info about this please help

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It's one of the youngest of the local volcanoes and there are interesting hikes up to the crater mouth...

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