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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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  • We had a great time at Craters of the Moon! We got to hike through the Indian cave (you need to get permission for this cave at the visitor center, and make sure you don't wear anything you've worn in...  more »
  • We were camped here, so spent a day exploring the park. Go to the Visitor Center first and get a map of the loop and trails. Watch the film as it explains the history of the park and how it was discov...  more »
  • nice folks,interesting video and exhibits. recommend! I watched the movie and the view was really nice of the lava beds. Next time i will check out the bat caves!  more »