Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours

Visitor Center Hours

  • Summer Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (Memorial Day through the fourth week of September)
  • Off-Season Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day with early closures, at 1:30 p.m., on the day prior to each of these holidays)

The Monument and Preserve is open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. Winter snows usually prevent automobile access around the Loop Road from mid-November through mid-April.
current conditions

North Crater Cinder and a lone Limber Pine
North Crater Cinder Cone and a lone Limber Pine



Every season has its own special qualities. Find out what the park is like at other times of the year.

Last updated: August 16, 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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