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.

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Duration:
3 minutes, 30 seconds

What is it like to visit Craters of the Moon?

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A panoramic shot of a volcanic landscape with a road running through it.

Craters is Open

The Loop Drive, campgrounds and most hiking trails are open. All caves remain closed until further notice.

A bright starry night sky over the silhouette of a volcanic cone.

Southern Idaho Parks Newspaper 2020

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Last updated: August 28, 2020

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Mailing Address:

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

Arco, ID 83213

Phone:

(208) 527-1300

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