Visiting the Sunset Crater Volcano and Bonito Lava Flow is part of our Coal Mine Canyon Day Trip. You will have the opportunity to explore the Bonito Lava Flow and numerous volcanic features while walking at the base of the Sunset Crater Volcano. This volcano last which erupted in 1085 A.D. forming a 340-meter-high cone (1,120 ft).
During the Coal Mine Canyon Day Trip we will first visit a field of lava at the base of the Sunset Crater Volcano. We will then visit the Wupatki Indian Ruins. Then we will visit the beautiful Coal Mine Canyon at the edge of the Painted Desert. Fewer than a couple hundred visitors each year see the amazingly colorful formations that line the upper end of the ravine.