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Craters of the Moon National Monument, Arco

Categories: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • love coming here, tho this year the camp ground was closed due to remodeling. The park rangers in the visitor center were enthusiastic and informative, there were were plenty of things to buy and lear...  read more »
  • This is our third visit to Craters of the Moon and, each time we visit, it gets better. The hikes are the way to see the park. Just driving through is not enough. You need to get right next to the lav...  read more »
  • We went into the park on a clear and bright - but cold - fall morning. The park staff shared ideas for shorter hikes and what we might enjoy seeing. The walks through the lava fields were incredible, ...  read more »