about 35 miles (55 km) east of Flagstaff, near Winslow
Despite its importance as a geological site, it is not protected as a national monument, a status that would require federal ownership. The crater is still owned by the Barringer family. The crater was designated a national natural landmark in November 1967.
The crater is somewhat misnamed. A meteor is a small space object that burns up in the atmosphere. If the object actually reaches the surface it is referred to as a meteorite.