Laws & Policies

Change In Firearms Policy

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website.


Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

For any questions you can e-mail us contact the Chief Ranger at (928) 526-3367 x223.


Off-Road Vehicles

National Parks are special places and Off Road Driving is not allowed at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Many off road activities are available in the Coconino National Forest and Cinder Hills Off Road Vehicle Area. Please contact the Coconino National Forest for more information. To view the National Park Service Off-Road Driving brochure, please click here.


Superintendent's Compendium

The Superintendent's Compendium establishes regulatory provisions for the management, protection, and public use of Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki, and Walnut Canyon National Monuments. The document is written under the authority of 36 CFR Chapter 1, Parts 1–7, as well as 54 USC §100751.

Last updated: December 10, 2018

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6400 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004


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