Plan Your Visit

Sunset Crater Volcano

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Ancient Times

The Sunset Crater Volcano Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We hope this page helps you plan your trip. Explore the pages below and download a copy of the Flagstaff Area National Monument newspaper Ancient Times if you're planning on visiting either of our sister parks, Wupatki or Walnut Canyon National Monument.

Most visitors drive through the 34 mile scenic loop that winds from Highway 89 through Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments. The scenic loop leads you from the high Ponderosa Pine forests of Sunset Crater, down nearly 2,000 feet in elevation to the red rocks and painted desert vistas of Wupatki. Enjoy your trip!

Ranger Guided Program
Ranger Luke at Lenox Crater Trail

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Interpretive Programs

We offer Ranger Guided programs every day during the summer.

O'Leary Volcano
Sunrise lights up Ponderosa Pines above the Bonito Lava Flow.

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Directions and Maps

To help you find your way.

Late summer monsoons bring wildflowers
Asters grow in Bonito Meadow.

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Operating Hours and Seasons

Get information about our visitor center hours.

Aspen in the Fall
Quaking Aspen turn gold in the fall.

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Fees and Reservations

Information about entrance fees, group rates, and special use permits.

Aa Trail
The Aa Trail get visitors into the flow.

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Trails and Hikes

Find a hike to fit your interest and ability.

Last updated: October 20, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

6400 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004


928-526-0502 x0

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