• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Nearby Attractions

Be sure to visit the other Flagstaff Area National Monuments:

Wupatki National Monument
16 mi

Walnut Canyon National Monument
25 mi

Other National Park Service Areas

Grand Canyon National Park
101 mi

Montezuma Castle National Monument
70 mi

Petrified Forest National Park
110 mi

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
145 mi

Other Attractions

Meteor Crater
50 mi

Museum of Northern Arizona
30 mi

The Arboretum at Flagstaff
35 mi

Coconino National Forest
1 mi

Local Information Resources

"Ancient Times" - the park newspaper (pdf, 1250 KB)

Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau

Did You Know?

A firey night eruption in Hawaii

The eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano must have been a powerful event. It destroyed all plants within a 5-mile radius. A fountain of fire, 850 feet high, was visible for miles around. An ash cloud rose 2.5 miles into the sky, and falling ash covered about 64,000 acres.