Current Conditions - Craters of the Moon

The Loop Road is Closed to Automobiles but Open for Winter Activities

The entire Loop Road is closed to motorized travel. The Winter Trail was groomed to Devils Orchard (4 miles round-trip) on 12/2. Winter Activities information

The Robert Limbert Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. except for Christmas Day (12/25), New Years Day (1/1) and from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the days prior to these holidays (12/24 and 12/31).

The gate is closed just beyond the visitor center parking lot so the
Lava Flow Campground is closed to automobile access. Obtain a backcountry permit at the visitor center for snow camping in the campground (.25 mile walk beyond the visitor center). Only charcoal fires in grills are permitted in the campground. The separate Group Campground and the North End are closed for the season.



Click for a real-time view of U.S. Highway 20/26/93 with Big Cinder Butte in the distance. The NPS Monument entrance is located about 10 miles east of this web-camera.


Weather Forecast

Conditions can change rapidly this time of year.

Last updated: December 2, 2019

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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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