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

Sunrise view of Crescent Butte with Big Southern Butte on the horizon.

Our Geologic Story

Learn about the volcanic forces that have shaped Craters of the Moon.

students on lava rock

Outdoor Classroom

Plan a field trip or link to curriculum materials.

snow covered lava

Winter is Still Here...

No matter what the calendar says, it is still winter in the Monument.

snow covered cone and roadway

Current Conditions

The Loop Road is closed to motorized travel but open for winter adventures....

Last updated: March 23, 2020

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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