• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Stop 4 - Inferno Cone

Inferno Cone

Inferno Cone


Take in the view from the overlook or climb
the cinder path to the top of the cone
(a short, steep 0.5 milewalk).
Either way the views are magnificent.

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...