• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Laws & Policies

Change In Firearms Policy

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website.

Arizona:
http://www.azdps.gov/Links/ARS/?l=13/03112.htm
http://www.opencarry.org/az.html

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

For any questions you can e-mail us contact the Chief Ranger at (928)526-1157 x228.

 

Flagstaff Area Monument's Compendium

To view the Flagstaff Area Monuments Compendium, updated on August 20, 2014, please click here.

 

Off-Road Vehicles

National Parks are special places and Off Road Driving is not allowed at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Many off road activities are available in the Coconino National Forest and Cinder Hills Off Road Vehicle Area. Please contact the Coconino National Forest for more information. To view the National Park Service Off-Road Driving brochure, please click here.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Sunset Crater Volcano

Legend says that 19th-century explorer John Wesley Powell named Sunset Crater Volcano because its rim of red and yellow cinders suggested the colors of a perpetual sunset.