The 1,200 m Crater

January 23, 2024 in Wild Numbers
The 1,200 m Crater

At 1,740 m (5,709 ft) above sea level in Winslow, Arizona, lies Meteor Crater, the largest meteorite crater in the world. It is about 1,200 m across (4,000 ft) and 170 m deep (570 ft). A scenic day trip in Arizona allows you to visit the splendid Meteor Crater and also offers a variety of hiking trails around Grand Canyon National Park, Mogollon Rim and mountain lakes, San Francisco peaks and other experiences.

Daniel Barringer, a mining engineer, was the first to suggest that Meteor Crater was produced by meteorite impact in 1903. It is now a popular tourist attraction still privately owned by the Barringer family, so an admission fee is charged to see this natural landmark.