Visitor Centers

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Visitor Center, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

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Sunset Crater Volcano Visitor Center


Open year round from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The building is closed 12:00–12:30 most days for cleaning. Times may change based on staff availability. We are sorry for the inconvenience this creates.


From Flagstaff, take U.S. 89 north for 12 miles (19km). Watch for milepost 430, and turn right on the Sunset Crater–Wupatki Loop Road (FS 545). Continue 2 miles (3km) to the visitor center.

Closed January 1 and December 25.
Note: Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument does not follow Daylight Savings Time and is on Mountain Standard Time (MST) year round.

Our interactive exhibits feature volcanos and the powerful forces behind them. Have fun learning about this unique landscape. (Attention: Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, the visitor center museum is closed until further notice.)

Bookstore, restrooms, picnic tables. Information to help plan your visit.

Last updated: October 25, 2021

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Mailing Address:

6400 U.S. 89
Flagstaff , AZ 86004


928-526-0502 x0

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