• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Visitor Centers

front entrance, Sunset Crater Volcano Visitor Center

Visitor Center, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

NPS photo

Sunset Crater Volcano Visitor Center

Open

Open All Year. For hours, click here.

Phone
928-526-0502

Location
From Flagstaff, take U.S. 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right on the Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop Road and continue 2 miles (3km) to the Visitor Center.

Closures
Closed December 25.
Note: Arizona is on Mountain Standard Time year round.

Interpretive Programs
Ranger talks, guided hikes and evening programs at nearby Bonito Campground are offered during the summer. See a schedule.

Exhibits
Our interactive exhibits feature volcanos and the powerful forces behind them. Have fun learning about this unique landscape.

Facilities
Bookstore, restrooms, picnic tables. Information to help plan your visit.


 

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.