• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Operating Hours & Seasons

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From winter snow to spring flowers in Bonito Meadow, every season has something to discover.
Scenic Drive and Trails
The scenic drive is open year round, day and night. All trails in the monument are open from sunrise to sunset.

The Visitor Center
The Sunset Crater Volcano Visitor Center is open all year, except December 25.

Seasonal Hours of Operation

November 1, 2013 - May 22, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM MST

May 23, 2014 - October 31, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MST

NOTE: Most of Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time. We stay on Mountain Standard Time year-round.


 

Did You Know?

Sunset Crater Volcano seen through trees

Hiking trails to the top of Sunset Crater Volcano were closed in 1973, because extensive erosion was damaging the cinder cone. Although tons of cinders were shoveled into the ruts, trail routes are still visible today.