• 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?

Paricutin volcano erupting

When Paricutin erupted in Michoacan, Mexico in 1943, scientists flocked to the site. Observations and studies there have helped to explain the eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano in Arizona 900 years earlier.