• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Stop 5 - Spatter cones

spatter cones


Take the short accessible trail to view these miniature volcanoes. You can also view the spectacular Big Craters by hiking a steep 0.5-mile portion of the North Crater trail that branches off to the west.

Trailhead Sign (pdf)

Did You Know?

President Calvin Coolidge

"a weird and scenic landscape peculiar to itself" is how President Calvin Coolidge described Craters of the Moon when he established this National Monument in 1924. Craters of the Moon is perhaps the only officially "weird" park in the National Park System. More...