The virtual trail guide mimics the paper trail guide and benchmarks you would experience in person when walking the Lava Flow Trail. The text derives directly from the Lava Flow Trail Guide currently used by the National Park Service at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and from interpretive stations positioned along the trail itself.
  • Introduction to the Trail Introduction to the Trail
  • Our Dynamic Earth Our Dynamic Earth
  • Xenolith Xenolith
  • The Birth of a Mountain The Birth of a Mountain
  • A Complicated History A Complicated History
  • Curtain of Fire Curtain of Fire
  • Life and Landscape Transformed Life and Landscape Transformed
  • As Powerful as a Volcano As Powerful as a Volcano
  • Volcanoes Volcanoes
  • One Volcano Amid Many One Volcano Amid Many
  • O'Leary Peak O'Leary Peak
  • San Francisco Peaks San Francisco Peaks
  • Frozen in Time Frozen in Time
  • Ropes and Clinkers Ropes and Clinkers
  • Dating Debates Dating Debates
  • Why are Volcanoes Here? Why are Volcanoes Here?
  • An Explosive Past? An Explosive Past?
  • Paricutin Paricutin
  • Taking Root Taking Root
  • Miniature Volcanoes Miniature Volcanoes
  • Hornito Hornito
  • Undercurrents Undercurrents
  • Surface Currents Surface Currents
  • Survival in Extremes Survival in Extremes
  • Penstemon Penstemon
  • Changes to Come Changes to Come
  • Give and Take Give and Take
  • Power to Symbolize Power to Symbolize
  • Traditions Traditions