• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Support Your Park

Here are just a few "Best Ideas" to help you experience and support your national parks:

  • Visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
    The Sunset Crater Volcano website www.nps.gov/sucr provides information to help you plan a visit to the park. You can also call (928) 526-0502 for more information.
  • Become a Junior Ranger
    Encourage children to become Jr. Rangers. This is a great opportunity for children to learn more about Sunset Crater Volcano with age appropriate activities.
  • Support Our Environment
    Help better our environment by remembering to reduce, reuse and recycle!
  • Experience Your America
    There are 392 National Park sites across America for you to explore and enjoy. You can learn more about them or how to plan your visit at www.nps.gov

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.