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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  • Did the trip with family a long time ago. Remember being astounded that there was still snow in July, trapped in the bottom of a lava tube that was so deep that sunlight never hits it.  more »
  • During our 5th roadtrip in USA we stopped in Idaho Falls, after Yellowstone. We worked out the schedule for next day and found in map a place with intriguing name Craters of the Moon NM. Decided to...  more »
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