Current Conditions - Craters of the Moon
Government ShutdownCraters of the Moon will remain open for winter recreation but no facilities or services will be available. During the federal government shutdown, this website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions including parking access.
NavigationPlease do not rely upon GPS digital navigation systems to find your way to Craters of the Moon. Please note that the Visitor Center at 1266 Craters Loop Road is located just off U.S. Highway 20/26/93 and is not accessed via any unpaved roads.
Loop Drive Closed
The Loop Road is closed to motorized vehicles beyond the visitor center*. The Loop Road is open for pedestrian and winter recreation use beyond the gate. The Loop Road has not yet been groomed this season but it is covered with several inches of snow. Until grooming begins, dogs on leash and snow- bicycles are also permitted on the Loop Road.
*Parking access may change depending on snowfall and the length of the government shutdown. All government services will be curtailed at this site during the shutdown including updates to this website and social media.
Last updated: December 26, 2018