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.

Road

Loop Road is Open

The Loop Drive and hiking trails are open.The Lava Campground will open 5/30. The Visitor Center and all caves remain closed.

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Contact the Park

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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