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 at 6400 N. Highway 89, or they will direct you to follow dirt roads through the forest.

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

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

By Car

From Flagstaff: take U.S. 89 north for 12 miles (19km), 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 30 minutes.

Scenic Loop Drive: Sunset Crater Volcano is located along a 34 mile scenic loop road that takes you from open meadows and the beautiful Ponderosa pine forests surrounding Sunset Crater, through Juniper grasslands and view 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.

Do you love maps?
So do we! Click here to explore a map of the scenic loop connecting Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments.

Last updated: April 2, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6400 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004


(928) 526-0502 x0

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