• 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?

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...