Craters of the Moon National Monument, Arco

4.6
#1 of 51 in Wildlife in Idaho
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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  • As All National Parks are great in there on special way, this is worth the out of the way trip! Great friendly staff. We will return again!  more »
  • The twisted formations, ancient lava beds and geological history are truly amazing to experience. It's a bucket list item for anyone touring the west. The National Park Service does a great job mainta...  more »

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