• 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?

willife and plants at Craters of the Moon

Moonscape?...At first glance the landscape of Craters of the Moon appears to be devoid of life. Look deeper and you will observe a rich diversity of life including more than 750 types of plants and almost 300 animal species (not including insects!). More...