• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Stop 3 - Devils Orchard

Devils Orchard

Devil's Orchard


Island-like lava fragments stand in a sea of cinders. Take the spur road and short walk (0.5 mile, accessible) through these weird features. Learn about how human impacts on the park, and how the park is being protected today.

Trailhead Sign(pdf)


Did You Know?

Alan Shepard on the moon

In 1969 Apollo 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. More...