• 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?

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...