Craters of the Moon National Monument, Arco

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#1 of 57 in Wildlife in Idaho
Must see · Geologic Formation · National Park
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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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  • We stayed at the park in their campground . When we arrived it was closed due to snow but after waiting a couple of hours, they had cleared the roads and opened the park. The discovery loop is... 
    We stayed at the park in their campground . When we arrived it was closed due to snow but after waiting a couple of hours, they had cleared the roads and opened the park. The discovery loop is...  more »
  • This is always an interesting place to visit. It is beautiful to see & there are tons of opportunities for photos. The drive through the national monument is always amazing. 
    This is always an interesting place to visit. It is beautiful to see & there are tons of opportunities for photos. The drive through the national monument is always amazing.  more »
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  • This place was amazing we stumbled upon it a definite must see
  • This was the best and most funniest place to visit. It has a lot of fun areas to hike. Easy to find and for all levels! Highly suggest Indian tunnel bring a flashlight and like to climb rocks. Good for all age levels!

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