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.

snow covered entrance sign

Winter is Here...

Explore our winter wonderland on skis or snowshoes.

snow covered cone and roadway

Current Conditions

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

people on snowshoes

Winter Programs

Explore the wonderful winter world of Craters of the Moon on ranger-guided snowshoe excursions.

students on a snowshoe walk

Out of this world outdoor classroom!

Plan a field trip or link to curriculum materials.

Last updated: December 20, 2019

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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