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Craters of the Moon National Monument, Arco

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See lava tubes, tree molds, almost every variety of basaltic lava, and the deepest known rift crack in the world at Craters of the Moon National Monument. Go to the visitor center to learn how astronauts trained at the park, watch the short film on the monument's geology, and read the various displays. In certain seasons, ranger-led walks are available on which you can learn about the local wildlife, plants, and geology. You can, however, take a self-guided tour anytime of year, and the trails are easily accessible from the loop drive. Take in the views from the road at the various stopping points and leave your car briefly to hike to the caves and rift cracks in the lava. Craters of the Moon National Monument is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Arco Edition.
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  • Was amazed at how large the lava fields are! The visitor center was open and learned a lot about the lava fields. Unfortunately all the trails were still covered in snow and closed so I will have to c...  more »
  • You should be on the road not in shorts or flip flops. The terrain is sharp-edged and the marking of the paths often difficult to detect. A little adventure, you should not miss.
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  • This giant ancient lava flow in the middle of Idaho is one of the most mysterious and surreal landscapes you can experience - and it is awesome! The place is great to explore for kids and adults alike...  more »