Also nearby is Wupatki
National Monument. The centerpiece of this area is a
four story masterpiece of Native American stone
masonry. Construction of that stone-age condominium
began in about A. D. 1120. At one time it contained
as many as 100 rooms and housed as many as 125
people. Both Sunset Crater and Wupatki have visitor
centers and feature self-guided as well as
interpreter guided tours.
The campsites are located in a
stand of ponderosa pines struggling to establish a
foothold in this hostile environment. All roads and
spurs are paved.
Location: 18 miles northeast of Flagstaff, near
Sunset Crater/Wupatki National Monument.
Access: Drive 12
miles northeast of Flagstaff on US 89. Turn east
(right) on FR 545 (toward Sunset Crater) and drive 2
miles to Bonito Campground. Campground entrance is
JUST BEFORE the entrance station of Sunset Crater