Operating Hours & Seasons
The Monument and Preserve remains open all year, although winter snows prevent automobile access around the Loop Road from mid-November through mid-April. When the road is open, it remains open at all hours.
Seasons: Every season has its own special qualities. Find out what the park is like at other times of the year.
Did You Know?
In 1969 Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Joe Engle and Eugene Cernan visited Craters of the Moon. They explored the lava landscape in order to learn the basics of volcanic geology in preparation for future trips to the moon.