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Cinder Lake history

A cache by Team Scotti Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/2/2003
In Arizona, United States
1 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Unique history and great views of nearby volcanoes and cinder cones greet the visitor to this site.

The main entrance road (FR 776) is temporarily closed due to flooding but the area can be accessed from the Sunset Crater National Monument cut-through road (FR 545). I assume you will need to enter the Sunset Crater National Monument which presumably requires an entry fee or valid National Park pass even if you don't plan to stop there (it is a wonderful place to visit, however). There are longer routes which do not require going through Sunset Crater National Monument if you are up for the long dirt roads. As such, I will re-activate the cache, though at least temporarily I would consider the difficulty rating just a little higher than my listing of 1...

Cinder Lake is abused these days by off road vehicles, but the government used this site for much different reasons in the 1960s and early 1970s. The cache site requires about a kilometer drive or hike over loose cinders, so I rated the terrain a little higher than one might expect for nearly flat and open terrain. I would not take a passenger car across this surface and I would recommend a 4x4 if you choose to drive.

To log this cache, upload a photo of you with your GPS clearly visible along with the most prominant terrain feature at the waypoint. See the sample picture of me for an idea of an acceptible photo. E-mail me at with your best guess for what this site was used for and I'll send you a URL for a webpage that will describe the area and its history.

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Last Updated: on 9/18/2017 12:17:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:17 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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