Interpretive Programs

Sunflowers in Bonito Meadow

NPS Photo (L.Bowman)


Tours and Hikes at Sunset Crater Volcano

Rangers and volunteers offer interpretive programs seasonally, depending on weather and staff availability. Enjoy a talk at the amphitheater or join park staff for a hike along the Lava Flow Trail or up Lenox Crater Volcano.
A park ranger gives a program to a group of visitors surrounded by tall pine trees.
Amphitheater Ranger Talk
Join a park ranger or volunteer for a short talk on the ranger's choice of topics.
Length 15–30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Location Lava Flow Trail Amphitheater
Topic Volcanoes, geology, wildlife, flowers, or more!

Lenox Crater Trail

The Lenox Crater Trail hike is a strenuous walk up the side of the Lenox Crater Volcano. Enjoy amazing views of the lava field and the San Francisco Peaks from the summit.

Length 45 minutes
Difficulty Strenuous
Location Meet at the Lenox Crater Trail
Topic The San Francisco Volcanic Field

Lava Flow Trail Hike
Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a short tour of the Lava Flow Trail. Tours explore the changing volcanic landscape of the San Francisco volcanic field.
Length 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Location Lava Flow Trail
Topic The eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano


Night Sky Events

Did you know that Flagstaff is the world's first International Dark Sky City? Not only that, but Sunset Crater Volcano is an International Dark Sky Park. Come visit this summer and take advantage of those great night skies at one of our monthly star parties.
Click here for more information.

Ranger presenting interpretive talk on mountaintop
Interpretive programs are presented each summer weekend at the top of the Snowbowl Sky Ride.

NPS Photo

Programs in the nearby Flagstaff Area

Join Park Rangers and volunteers on ranger guided talks and hikes in nearby National Park Service and Forest Service locations throughout the summer.

Click here for a complete schedule of events.

Last updated: December 31, 2017

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