A Violent Past, Calm Present, and Uncertain Future...

Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape" where yesterday's volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow... Read More

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Loop Road is still Closed to Vehicles.

Find out about other ways to explore the park...

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Current Conditions

At our 6000 foot elevation snow lingers late into the spring. Check out current conditions of the Loop Road and trails.

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Outdoor Classroom

Plan a field trip or link to curriculum materials.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
P.O. Box 29

Arco, ID 83213


(208) 527-1300
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