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The location of Meteor Crater is shown on nearly all high-way maps of Arizona. It lies 6 mi (9.7 km) south of 1-40 between Flagstaff and Winslow in northern Arizona; the turnoff from 1-40, 34 mi (55 km) east of Flagstaff, is well marked by signs along the highway.Access to the crater is by a paved road that leads directly to a visitor center and museum on the rim of the crater. Qualified scientists may obtain permissio to hike to various parts of the crater by writing or calling in advance to Meteor Crater Enterprises, 121 East Birch Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.

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