Sunset Crater Volcano
National Monument

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Location

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is located on the southern extent of the Colorado Plateau. At an elevation of between 6,000 and 9,000 feet, it lies along the western bank of the Little Colorado River. It adjoins the Coconino National Forest on the south and the Navajo Indian Reservation on the east.

Climate

Be prepared for abrupt weather changes in any season. Expect windy conditions most of the year. Spring is usually mild but heavy snowfall can occur. Summer days are warm with temperatures in the eighties. Afternoon thunderstorms are likely July to September. In winter, snow and freezing temperatures alternate with mild weather.

Getting There

BY AUTO

From Flagstaff, take US 89 north for 12 miles; turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano - Wupatki National Monuments. The Visitor Center is 2 miles from this junction.

TRANSPORTATION

Air
Commercial air carriers provide daily service to Flagstaff.

Bus
Continental bus service is provided to Flagstaff.

Train
Daily Amtrak service is provided to Flagstaff.

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