Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument228 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Flagstaff, AZ 86004, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9285260502
- Ticket Price: 40 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Monument, Family And Kids, Nature
Sunset Crater, located north of Flagstaff, is within the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. The Sunset Crater National Monument was built to protect the crater which it covers. Both the walk through the trail and the ride through the monument is a journey of its own. The Sunset Crater landscape vividly captures one's imagination and interest through it's wonderfully, violent geologic history. The place shows a contrast of variable weather conditions. The best way to explore the place is on foot and an exotic loop drive takes you to the place.
Entrance Ticket Details For Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
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How to Reach Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
- By Bus: To Christmas Tree Ln. / Snowflake Dr. bus station
- By Train: To Amtrak Station - FLG train station
- By rented cab or car.
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21.39% of people who visit Flagstaff include Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
42.59% of people start their Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Reviews & Ratings
Interesting. Lots of information. Great staff. If you have children, the Junior Ranger program is great. The rangers are helpful and take time to assist. We are glad we stopped. Well worth the time.
Interesting stop on the way to the Grand Canyon. Good geological history on the formation of the volcano fields surrounding the area for many miles around. Just a few miles outside of Prescott, AZ and worth the hour or more it takes to stop at the Visitor's Center and the Cinder Cone. If you've got a little more time, there are Native American ruins very close by.
I visited this years ago and felt like there was more to see. We did a couple of short hikes including the lava flow loop. It was pretty boring honestly after the first few minutes. There was a sign that said there were guide books in a box to the right but there was no box. That might have made it more interesting had they been there.
Very cool being able to walk out on old lava flows and seeing where the top of the volcano blew off. Really a big place, our kids thought it was one of the coolest stops on our trip. Not very many visitors, so you can really take your time and enjoy exploring the park.
The lava flow is amazing as if it was a recent event. We even saw the Painted Dessert while sun was going down. Beautiful!