photo by Carol Kruse
Pets are NOT ALLOWED on any trails in the monument or in buildings.
Pets are allowed in the parking lot only and must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your pet.
NOTE: Summer heat is intense; pets left in vehicles - even for a short time - can suffer heat stroke and die.
Did You Know?
Sunset Crater was nearly dynamited in 1929, to create a landslide for the Hollywood movie "Avalanche". Local citizens were outraged and lobbied for its protection. The result was establishment of Sunset Crater National Monument in 1930. "Volcano" was added to the name in 1990.