• 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 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.