• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Cinder Hills Overlook

Visitors admiring view from overlook

Cinder Hills Overlook

NPS photo

You can drive to this overlook, which offers views of Sunset Crater Volcano, volcanic features associated with its eruption, and various other cinder cones.

Caution: No oversized vehicles. The overlook parking area is small, with tight turns.

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.