Contact: Visitor Center staff, 208-527-1335
As summer heats up consider joining us for a tour of our naturally cool lava tube caves or an evening walk or talk.
Daily- Ranger guided Walks and Talks:
Climb a volcano, explore a lava tube or join us for an evening presentation in the campground. Walks and talks and Junior Ranger activities are offered daily throughout the summer. Look for a detailed schedule at: http://www.nps.gov/crmo/planyourvisit/events.htm
July 7 - Evening Hike:7 p.m. - 10 p.m., 4 miles
Take advantage of cooler temperatures and softer light with this evening hike around and to the top of North Crater. This moderate hike is 3-4 miles long and will involve some off-trail hiking and elevation gain. Hiking boots, snacks, and water are required. A hiking stick is also recommended. Reservations are available by calling 208-527-1335. Meet at the North Crater Trailhead.
July 14- Wilderness Hike: 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., 7 miles
Explore the National Park system's first wilderness area on a ranger-led hike to Echo Crater. This strenuous hike is seven miles long and will involve some off-trail hiking. Hiking boots, hat, pack, lunch and plenty of water are required. Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm and a hiking stick are recommended. Reservations are available by calling 208-527-1335. Meet at the Tree Molds Parking Lot.
July 21 - Service Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
July28 - Goodales Cutoff Hike: 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4 miles
Did You Know?
"the Devil's Vomit" is how one Oregon- bound pioneer described his encounter with Craters of the Moon. Hundreds of pioneers travelled through the area on the Goodale's Cutoff section of the Oregon trail in the 1850's and 1860's.