• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Spring Opening and National Park Week

Peering into Owl Cavern
Picture Yourself in a National Park

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Date: April 2, 2012
Contact: Visitor Center Staff, 208-527-1335

Loop Road is Open!

The scenic 7-mile loop road at Craters of the Moon National Monument, located about halfway between Arco and Carey off of Highway 20/26/93, is now clear of snow and open to automobile travel. The campground and most trails are also open. Currently only Dew Drop and Indian Tunnel caves are accessible due to snow cover and hazardous slick conditions in the other caves. Spring storms may temporarily close the road, so visitors are advised to check the website at: http://www.nps.gov/crmo or call for current conditions (208)527-1335.

National Park Week is April 21-29: Picture Yourself in a National Park

Throughout the country, visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres of the world's most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for FREE!. We invite you to post photos of your family visit on our new Facebook page. Join us for a Cave Walk (daily at 1 p.m.) or short visitor center talks (daily at 3:15 p.m.). In addition, all kids are invited to become a Junior Ranger by completing the fun activities in the free booklet available at the visitor center.

Experience all of your national parks in Idaho:

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Craters of the Moon National Preserve, City of Rocks National Reserve, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Minidoka National Historic Site, Nez Perce National Historical Park and Yellowstone National Park

Did You Know?

kipuka

Searing lava flows that initially destroyed everything in their path today protect the last refuges of intact sagebrush steppe communities on the Snake River Plain. These islands of vegetation, known as kipukas, provide important examples of what is "natural". More...