• 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?

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.