Impact craters are created when an object flying through space impacts the surface of a larger body (a planet or moon). The Moon, which has almost no atmosphere, is covered with impact craters so large and well-preserved that they are visible from Earth. Our planet has few that are easy to see from the surface […]
Meteor Crater (Barringer) Topo Map in Coconino County AZ
Meteor Crater (Barringer) Information
Coordinates: 35.0280715°N, -111.0231965°W
Approx. Elevation: 5,138 feet (1,566 meters)
USGS Map Area: Meteor Crater
Feature Type: Crater
|Feature||USGS Topo Map|
|South Sheba Crater||Merriam Crater|
|Campbell Crater||Merriam Crater|
|Saddle Crater||Merriam Crater|
|Francis Crater||Merriam Crater|
|North Sheba Crater||Merriam Crater|
|Junction Crater||Merriam Crater|
|Merriam Crater||Merriam Crater|
|The Sproul||Merriam Crater|
|Maroon Crater||Merriam Crater|
The Barringer Meteor Crater was created about 50,000 years ago in a northern Arizona desert by a meteorite that struck the Earth. It’s the best preserved impact crater in the United States due to the lack of vegetation and precipitation in this arid region.
This property located between Flagstaff and Winslow is privately owned, but is open to the public for a fee. It’s worth the fee and the drive to see the crater and the educational visitor center. The crater site has been designated as a National Natural Landmark. If you want to visit, see the owner’s website.
Meteor Crater (Barringer) is listed in the Craters Category for Coconino County in the state of Arizona. Meteor Crater (Barringer) is displayed on the "Meteor Crater" USGS topo map quad. Anyone who is interested in visiting Meteor Crater (Barringer) can view and print the free topographic map, terrain map, and other maps using the link above. The location, topography, nearby roads and trails around Meteor Crater (Barringer) (Crater) can be seen in the map layers above. The latitude and longitude coordinates (GPS waypoint) of Meteor Crater (Barringer) are 35.0280715 (North), -111.0231965 (West) and the approximate elevation is 5,138 feet (1,566 meters) above sea level. If you have visited Arizona's Meteor Crater (Barringer) in Coconino County before, please share your experience with a comment below.