• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

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August 21, 2014
Flagstaff Area National Monuments Superintendent Releases Updated Compendium
Flagstaff Area National Monuments Superintendent Releases Updated Compendium

March 08, 2014
Tourism to the Flagstaff Area National Monuments creates $26,362,000 in Local Economic Benefit
Tourism to the Flagstaff Area National Monuments creates $26,362,000 in Local Economic Benefit

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.