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  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Summer Walks and Talks

    • Location: various
    • Fees: entrance fee only
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Everyday from 06/04/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Choose from a variety of Ranger guided events during your summer visit to the park

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  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    2017 Eclipse Across America

    • Location: Arco and Craters of the Moon
    • Fees: No fee
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    There will be a variety of special events at Craters of the Moon leading up to and following a public viewing of the total solar eclipse in Arco, Idaho on August 21.

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  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Star Party

    • Time: 9:30 PM
    • Location: Caves area parking lot
    • Fees: entrance fee only
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    View the stars from the Moon...

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Daily Events

A Trip to the Moon (25 min.) and Among the Craters of the Moon (17 min.) are shown on the hour and the 1/2 hour from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lunar Rangers
Hey Kids!...Complete our Lunar Ranger booklet and earn a patch!

Broken Top Hike: 9 a.m. Mon.-Thurs. – 1.8 miles, 2 hours
Hike over, under and around a volcano on this fascinating hike. Bring sturdy boots, water, a flashlight, and a cave permit. Meet at the Tree Molds parking lot.

Junior Ranger Walk: 9 a.m. Fri-Sun. - .5 mile - 45 min.
Explore our "weird and scenic landscape" while earning your Junior Ranger badge! This family-focused activity occurs on the fully accessible Devils Orchard Trail. Bring water and meet at the Devils Orchard trailhead.

Cave Walks: 1 & 4 p.m. Daily - 1 mile, 1.5 hours
Follow the trail through seas of ropy lava into the strange underground world of a lava tube. Wear sturdy shoe, bring a flashlight, and a cave permit. Meet at the Caves Area trailhead.

Patio Talks: 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Daily –15 minutes
Enjoy a short presentation about the natural or cultural history of Craters of the Moon. Check the visitor center for daily topics. Meet at the Visitor Center plaza.

Evening Stroll: 7 p.m. Nightly - .25 mile, 30 minutes
Join us in the cool evening hours for a short but steep walk from the campground to a panoramic view of the North Crater cender cone and the lava landscape that surrounds it. Meet at the Campground amphitheater.

Evening Program: June - July at 9:30 p.m., Aug. at 9 p.m., Sept. at 8:30 p.m. Nightly – 45 minutes
Rangers present different programs each night on topics ranging from volcanoes to history.

Junior Ranger Talk: 8:00 p.m. Nightly – 30 minutes
Learn to be a Ranger! Fun activities for kids of all ages. Parents are welcome, too. Meet at the campground amphitheater.

Last updated: June 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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