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    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours

The Monument and Preserve is open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. Winter snows usually prevent automobile access around the Loop Road from mid-November through mid-March.

Visitor Center Hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day:

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Rest of the year:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed on federal holidays during the winter.


Every season has its own special qualities. Find out what the park is like at other times of the year.

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