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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3 minutes, 30 seconds

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Craters of the Moon Centennial

Celebrate all things Craters during our Centennial Celebration in 2024 with a variety of special events throughout the year.

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The winter landscape at Craters has a striking contrast of white snow on black lava.

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Mailing Address:

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
1266 Craters Loop Road
P.O. Box 29

Arco, ID 83213

Phone:

208 527-1300

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