• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Things To Know Before You Come

It's always good to plan ahead. If you're planning an actual visit, click on the links to your left to help you arrive prepared. Check the events page for upcoming programs and events.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Sunset Crater Volcano and surrounding cinder fields.

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.