Experience The Surreal!
Sunset Crater Volcano! Roughly 900 years ago, the eruption of this volcano reshaped the surrounding landscape, forever changing the lives of people, plants and animals. Hike the trail through the lava flow and cinders and you’ll likely discover colorful, ruggedly dramatic geological features coexisting with twisted Ponderosa Pines and an amazing array of wildlife.
Explore the Lava Flow Trail
The Lava Flow Trail winds through lava flows and cinder fields at the base of Sunset Crater Volcano. Take a closer look at this amazing volcanic area.Read More
Calling all Teachers!
Bring Sunset Crater Volcano to your students. Find lesson plans to use before and after your field trip or independently in your classroom.Read More
Take a Virtual Field Trip
Explore the lava Flow Trail from your computer. (The numbered stops do not match those on the real trail – this field trip is strictly virtual.)Read More
Fee Free Days
Experience your National Parks: April 22-26 Nat’l Park Week, August 25 NPS Birthday, Sept. 28 Nat’l Public Lands, Nov. 9-11 Veteran’s Day Weekend.Read More
Did You Know?
The San Francisco Peaks, backdrop for Flagstaff and much of northern Arizona, were named in 1629 by Franciscan missionaries in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. This was more than 200 years before what was then a small town in California acquired a similar name.