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 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?
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.