• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Where To Eat

visitor at picnic table

Visitor center picnic area

NPS poto

There is no food service in the monument, but there are picnic tables near the visitor center, at the Lava Flow parking area, and at Painted Desert Vista picnic area on the way to Wupatki National Monument.

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.