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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What is it like to visit Craters of the Moon?

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Current Conditions

Check the status of the visitor center, roads, trails, & campgrounds.

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Prepare for Your Winter Visit

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

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Plan Your Visit

Start planning your Craters of the Moon adventure! Explore ideas for a fun and safe visit.

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A Winter Outdoor Classroom

We are excited to offer SnowSchool this year starting in late January to grades 3 and up. Reserve your class today.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

Arco, ID 83213


208 527-1300

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