The Destruction and Rebirth of a Landscape

Winter hours begin November 1. The monument is open daily 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The volcano's rim is the dusky red of sunset, but the crater is only part of the story. Around 1085 the ground began to shake and lava spewed high into the air. When the eruption finished, it had changed both the landscape and the people who lived here. Today, it teaches how nature and humankind affect each other.

open meadow and volcanic cinder cone under rainy skies

2017 Fee Free Days

The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017.

Last updated: October 31, 2017

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6400 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004


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