Directions & Transportation

San Francisco Peaks
The San Francisco Peaks from Bonito Meadow


We love GPS devices! Unfortunately they don't always love us. Many GPS devices have difficulty finding our physical location. Often they will direct you to our administrative offices in town or they will direct you to follow dirt roads through the forest rather than the paved access road.

If you are not in a high clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle, you should avoid any unfamiliar roads that are not paved.

Physical Address of Sunset Crater Visitor Center: 6082 Sunset Crater Road, Flagstaff AZ, 86004.
GPS Coordinates: 35°22'09.0"N 111°32'36.6"W or 35.369162, -111.543507

Multi color map of Sunset Crater, Wupatki, and the roads connecting them


By Car

From Flagstaff: take U.S. 89 north for 12 miles / 19km, then turn right on the Sunset Crater-Wupatki Loop road and continue 2 miles / 3km to the visitor center. Drive time from Flagstaff to Sunset Crater Volcano is about 30 minutes.

Scenic Loop Drive: Sunset Crater Volcano is located along a 35 mile scenic loop road that takes you from the ponderosa pine forests surrounding Sunset Crater, through juniper grasslands and views of the Painted Desert, to the open red rock landscape of the Wupatki Basin and Wupatki National Monument. Drive time along the Loop Road is about 1 hour.

By Plane

Commercial airports serve Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Flagstaff.

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation to or within the park.

Last updated: September 15, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

6400 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004


928-526-0502 x0

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