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The Winter Trailhead
Open For Winter

The Loop Drive is closed but the Visitor Center and winter trails are open. The Winter Ski trail was groomed with track set around the loop on Monday. Skiing and snowshoeing are welcome on the Winter Trail but no bicycles or pets.

The one-mile long Snowshoe Trail is marked with orange poles.The Lava Flow campground is accessible only on foot (1/4 mile walk from the visitor center lot) for free winter snow-camping.

The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The physical address for the visitor center is 1266 Craters Loop Road, about half way between Arco and Carey on US Highway 20/26/93. There are no entrance fees or other user fees charged during the winter months. Snowshoes are available for loan (suggested donation $5.00) daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Grooming report and more....
Click on the "Craters of the Moon" tab for trail stats. and grooming status

More information about winter recreation...



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.

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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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