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. Using our custom trip planner, Arco attractions like Craters of the Moon National Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This place is just TOO gorgeous. We couldn't drive through because the road was closed but we stopped at the overlook and were astounded by the beauty.  more »
  • We visited this monument on a summer road trip through Nevada, Idaho and Montana and stopped while traveling through on the Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway (US26). It's located in a remote area and the ...  more »
  • I find Craters of the Moon a worthwhile experience to visit. It is a truly unique area with its craters and lava fields.  more »

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