• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

stop 2 - North Crater Flow

monoliths

monoliths


A short trail (0.25 mile) crosses one of the youngest flows to monoliths-crater fragments rafted here by lava flows. A nearby longer trail (3.5 miles) winds through the vent of North Crater, past the Big Craters to the Spatter Cones parking lot.

Trailhead 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...