Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

The cinder cone volcano's rim is the dusky red of sunset, but the crater is only part of the story. Around 1085 the ground began to shake, and lava spewed high into the air. When the eruption finished, it had changed both the landscape and the people who lived here. Today, it teaches how nature and humankind affect each other and how rebirth and renewal happen in the wake of disaster.

Entrance Fees

PER VEHICLE
PER MOTORCYCLE
PER PERSON
$25
$20
$15

Vehicles include RV's and vehicle towed by RV. If arriving with a tour or bus/public transportation you will pay per-person fee.

Save money on entrance fees with an annual pass.
Covers entrance fees for you and your passengers or up to 4 adults (age 16+) at per-person sites.

Resources for your trip

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America the Beautiful National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Night Sky a Guide to Our Galaxy

National Geographic:

Secrets of the
National Parks

National Geographic:
Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways

Getting There

Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments are connected by loop road FR-545. Visitors can enter the loop road near mile markers 430 (Sunset Crater Volcano) and 444 (Wupatki) on U.S. Highway 89.

 
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