Outdoors & Recreation


“Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is another incredible geologic feature of the northern Arizona landscape. Sunset Crater offers intriguing trails, a scenic drive, and a page of local history. Apollo astronauts trained here before heading to the moon. One of the nicest campgrounds on the Coconino National Forest is located right next door, Bonito Campground. This Forest Service campground is open from spring to fall, and offers flush toilets, water, weekly summer ranger programs, and incredible dark night skies. Half of the 44 sites are reservable on Dump stations available close by in Flagstaff. Fees are only $26/night, $13 with Federal Interagency Senior Pass.”

Nearby Attractions

“From Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, it’s a lovely drive to visit Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument, to appreciate how people lived here hundreds of years ago.”

Submitted By

Karen Malis-Clark

Photo Credit

Coconino National Forest, Jeff Hollett