• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Stop 1 - Visitor Center

visitor center

Visitor Center


Begin here with films, exhibits, and schedules for ranger-led walks and presentations. The Craters of the Moon Natural History Association bookstore is located here as well.

Orientation Sign (pdf)

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Watch out for bombs! Before they cooled, volcanic bombs were hot globs of lava that were hurled from volcanoes along the Great Rift. They form a variety of interesting shapes described as "breadcrust", "spindle" and "ribbons" by geologists. More...