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

snow free roadway

Loop Road is Open!

All trails and facilities are now open.

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International Dark Sky Park

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has granted International Dark Sky Park status to Craters of the Moon. Find out more...

Last updated: April 27, 2018

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Mailing Address:

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

Arco, ID 83213


(208) 527-1300

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