Operating Hours & Seasons


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–May — 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM MST

May–October — 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM MST

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


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