• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Park Newspaper

Ancient Times park newspaper, 2007-2008 edition (pdf, 1250 KB)

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Sunset Crater Volcano and surrounding cinder fields.

Sunset Crater was nearly dynamited in 1929, to create a landslide for the Hollywood movie "Avalanche". Local citizens were outraged and lobbied for its protection. The result was establishment of Sunset Crater National Monument in 1930. "Volcano" was added to the name in 1990.