Things To Do

There are many ways to enjoy this wonderland of lava! Start at the visitor center for park maps and information, educational exhibits, and the park film. Craters' caves and trails are all located along the 7-mile Loop Road, making it easy for visitors to see and do a lot in a short amount of time. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive, or make stops along the way to stroll, hike, picnic, snap photos, or explore a cave. Explore the Places to Go tab for stops along the Loop Road.

Check the Current Conditions page for updates.

A free cave permit from the visitor center is required to enter any cave or tunnel at Craters of the Moon.


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      Last updated: April 22, 2024

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      Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
      1266 Craters Loop Road
      P.O. Box 29

      Arco, ID 83213


      208 527-1300

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