Hike up a Volcano at Crater Lake in Northern Arizona

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Getting There: From Flagstaff, go 18.3 miles north on U.S. 180 to Forest Road 760 (just past milepost 234). Turn left, continue 0.9 mile and bear right at a fork. At 1.1 miles, continue straight ahead at the crossroads for the Kendrick Snowmobile trails. From this point, continue 1 mile to FR 9009D on the left. The road sign is located roughly 100 feet in from FR 760 and is easy to miss. Park in the roadside pullouts and don’t attempt to drive up the hill.

Length: 3 miles round trip

Rating: moderate

Kid Friendly: YES

Pet Friendly: YES

Elevation: 7,955-8,460feet

Best Season: May-October

Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX

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