Explore a Meteor Crater East of the Grand Canyon

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Meteor Crater near Winslow, Ariz. Photo by Thomas Venturi Photography courtesy of Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater near Winslow, Ariz.

It's as deep as a 60-story building and as wide as 20 football fields. More than 2 million fans could watch games from the crater rim.

But to really comprehend the vastness of Meteor Crater near Winslow, Ariz., it's worth pulling off I-40 to see it yourself.

When the meteor hit Earth 50,000 years ago, it left a crater that remains the best preserved impact site on Earth.

"If this happens again in, say, downtown Manhattan, 9 million people would be gone in seconds," says Brad Andes, president of Meteor Crater Enterprises.

Observation deck outside of the Meteor Crater Visitor Center.

Observation deck outside of the Meteor Crater Visitor Center.

Visitors can watch a 10-minute film, learn about the astronauts who trained there and go on a guided rim trail walk.

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For more information:
Meteor Crater
Interstate 40, Exit 233, Winslow, AZ 86047
(800) 289-5898


People on the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Visitors on the Skywalk peer over the railing or down through their stance to see the Canyon and all of its 4,000 feet of vertical abyss.

Toroweap Outlook

Fantastic Sights Beyond Grand Canyon

It's just a short jont to Toroweap (also called Tuweep) Overlook, Monument Valley, Goosenecks State Park, San Francisco Peaks, Oak Creek Canyon, Vermiliion Cliffs, Hoover Dam, Lake Powell, and London Bridge.