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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

The colors at the volcano's rim are the dusky red, yellow, and orange of sunset, but the crater is only part of the story. Around 1060 CE, the ground here began to shake, and a fiery crack spewed the Earth's insides high into the air. When the eruption finished, it had changed both the landscape and the people who lived here. Today, it teaches how nature and humans are linked to each other.