Operating Hours & Seasons
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 - April 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM MST
May - October 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?
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.