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

Entire 7 mile loop is open

Loop Road is Open

The Loop Drive and hiking trails are open. Campgrounds, all caves, and the Visitor Center will remain closed until further notice.

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.

Last updated: May 26, 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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