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    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

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August 28, 2014
September Events
Join us for walks, talks and a wilderness celebration in September.

August 01, 2014
Run For Wilderness
Join Craters of the Moon staff and friends for the first annual Run the Rift Fun Run and other special events on Wild Saturday, September 27. A 5K and 10K run/walk will start at 8 a.m., followed by a wilderness puppet show, a trail exhibit dedication, and a wilderness film festival.

July 21, 2014
Tourism to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve creates 6.6 million dollars in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 94 jobs in local economy.

July 17, 2014
Events in August
Join us for special walks, talks and events in August.

July 10, 2014
Compendium Changes
Changes to the Craters of the Moon Superintendent’s Compendium include restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicle use and electronic cigarettes.

July 01, 2014
July Events
As summer heats up consider joining us for a tour of our naturally cool lava tube caves or an evening walk or talk.

June 17, 2014
Star Party
Party with the stars at our bi-annual Star Party hosted by the Idaho Falls Astronomical Society

May 28, 2014
Wildflowers are peaking at Craters of the Moon

May 13, 2014
Spring Events
Spring is a great time to visit Craters of the Moon...

April 24, 2014
Hiking a Volcano: Great Rift Expedition Accomplished
The six members of the 2014 Great Rift Expedition successfully completed their trek on April 17.

April 15, 2014
National Park Week at Craters of the Moon
Fee-free dates, road and trail conditions, and activities to celebrate Craters of the Moon.

March 27, 2014
Great Rift Expedition
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, a group of trekkers will attempt to hike the Great Rift at Craters of the Moon.

December 09, 2013
Winter Events
The loop road is closed but we're open for winter!

December 06, 2013
Christmas Bird Count
Join us for our annual Christmas Bird Count on Tuesday December 17.

October 23, 2013
Missing hiker recovered at Craters of the Moon
A one month search for 2 missing hikers has concluded

September 26, 2013
Lost Hikers
One of 2 lost hikers have been found at Craters of the Moon.

September 12, 2013
Back to School - in America's National Parks
A new Teacher's website allows educators to discover exciting classroom, field trip and distance learning resources.

August 07, 2013
Run the Rift
Join us for the inaugural Run the Rift Fun Run...

Did You Know?


Vast quantities of water stored by the lava rock aquifer below the Eastern Snake River Plain provides for critical human needs throughout southern Idaho...including those famous potatoes!