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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  • Easy to follow trail with a few underground caves to walk into, bring your sweatshirts or hoodie. And a light would be a good idea for the more adventurous ones wanting to find the back of the cave. E...  more »
  • Needless, even though it costs only $ 8. In about an hour you can see some smoke rising from a few holes in the ground and that's it. Perhaps this explains why the place was almost empty. You can give...  more »
  • The landscape here is certainly interesting and there are plenty of information boards to tell you what you are looking at. Unfortunately for us we visited on probably their busiest day ever, eclipse ...  more »

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