Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours

Visitor Center Hours

  • Off-Season Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (closed on federal holidays in winter)
  • Summer Hours: (Memorial Day through Labor Day) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

The Monument and Preserve is open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. Winter snows usually prevent automobile access around the Loop Road from mid-November through mid-March.

North Crater Cinder and a lone Limber Pine

North Crater Cinder Cone and a lone Limber Pine



Every season has its own special qualities. Find out what the park is like at other times of the year.

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