• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona


Park Newspaper, 2007-2008 edition
Read the latest edition of our "Ancient Times" park newspaper. (pdf, 1250 KB)

Coils that Bind
Four-page guide to Puebloan pottery - design, manufacture and use -from past to present. A free publication courtesy of Western National Parks Association. (pdf, 216 KB)

Junior Ranger booklets
We offer two versions, based on reading ability. Print one out, bring it to the park, and earn a badge.
Junior Ranger, grade school (pdf, 116 KB)
Junior Ranger, preschool (pdf, 131 KB)

The San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona
Link to a U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet explaining volcanic activity in northern Arizona. Color photos.

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.