Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours

Visitor Center Hours

  • Summer Hours: (Memorial Day through September 24) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Off-Season Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (closed Jan. 1-2)

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 December through mid-April.

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: December 28, 2016

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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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