• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Bookstore

Western National Parks Association

As a non-profit cooperating association, Western National Parks Association produces interpretive publications and other products and manages bookstores in National Park Service visitor centers throughout the west. Proceeds from these sales support research and interpretive activities in the parks.

Visit the on-line bookstore.

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.