(It's Actually Not About the Crater)

The colors at the volcano's rim are the dusky red, yellow, and orange of sunset, but the crater is only part of the story. Around 1060 CE the ground here began to shake, and a fiery crack spewed the earth's insides 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 humans are linked to 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.

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Mailing Address:

6400 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Phone:

(928) 526-0502
Phones are answered during regular visitor center hours.

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