Multimedia Presentations


Like having a Ranger in your pocket, our free apps help you understand the geology and identify wildflowers in the park.

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Craters Rocks!
Explore the geology of Craters of the Moon with this guided tour of the main trails along the Loop Road. The app includes trail maps, photos, and descriptions of important features that are visible throughout this volcanic wonderland. Available for both Apple and Android devices.

Wildflower app

Find details on the large variety of wildflowers and other plants found at Craters of the Moon National Monument. This is the official wildflower app of the monument. Download our free flower identification app available for both Apple and Android devices.




Snowshoeing at Craters of the Moon (Southern Idaho TravelCast)
The black lava is covered with a blanket of white in winter providing a great route for snowshoe and cross-country ski adventures.
Duration: 3 minutes, 54 seconds


SnowSchool (Be Outside Idaho)
Fourth grade students strap on snowshoes to learn how nature over-winters at Craters of the Moon.
Duration: 1 minute, 44 seconds

Star Party (Be Outside Idaho)
A group of star hunters introduce kids of all ages to the universe around them.
Duration: 1 minute, 50 seconds

Space Walk at Craters (Outside Science - Inside Parks)
A group of star hunters introduce kids of all ages to the universe around them.
Duration: 4 minute, 54 seconds

Geological Animations

Developed by BLM staff and the University of California at Santa Barbara

Eruptive Periods along the Great Rift
Shows the evolution of the Craters of the Moon lava fields over the last 15,000 years.

Great Rift
Shows a close-up view of the Great Rift and possible mechanisms by which features visible today on the surface were created.

Tree Molds
Illustration of the process by which the imprint of charred trunks remains after contact with lava.

Rafted Blocks
Shows the transport of large chunks of a cinder cone by lava flows.
Other Multi-Media Links

A Trip to the Moon

Website for the Idaho Public Television special on Craters of the Moon
Part of the Boise State radio series "New Horizons in Education"

Last updated: April 4, 2017

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Mailing Address:

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

Arco, ID 83213


(208) 527-1300

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