Event Details

Date & Time
10/15/2016 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee Information
Entrance fee and suggested donation
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hiking on cinders

Join the Craters of the Natural History Association for a special geology hike on Saturday, October 15. Explore geologic features with former Park Geologist, Douglass Owen. The hike will cover about 3.5 miles and involve some off-trail hiking.  Check the weather forecast for appropriate layers and bring a lunch to eat in the field. Hike is limited to 25 people. Call 527-1335 to make a reservation.  Participants will meet at the Visitor Center at 9:45 a.m. and the hike will conclude around 3 p.m. 

The hike is free but the Natural History Association will gladly accept donations to assist schools with transportation costs for field trips to the park.

Active as recently as 2,000 years ago, Craters of the Moon is the largest post-ice age basaltic lava field in the lower 48 states. The lava originated from the Great Rift, the deepest known land-based open volcanic rift in the world. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve protects remarkable volcanic features and sagebrush steppe ecosystems which provide opportunities to explore, understand and value a rugged high desert landscape.

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Meet at Visitor Center

9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Fee Information:
Entrance fee and suggested donation

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Visitor Center staff

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Tags: NPS Centennial, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

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Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563


(850) 934-2600
Contact Gulf Islands National Seashore Headquarters by phone.

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