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Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve

19 locals recommend

Tips from locals

November 10, 2020
Craters of the Moon is such a unique landscape. We love to go and hike there. You can see down into old Volcanos. Hike to caves and just enjoy the landscape. We love to visit Pickle Place in Arco after we go to Craters of the Moon. They have fried pickles and amazing cheese curd. Other food as…
July 7, 2020
From their website: Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape" where yesterday's volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow. There are a lot of caves to explore in this area,…
March 21, 2020
This is a one-of-a-kind environment and a must see if you enjoy geology and wildlife. NASA used Craters to practice for the first space trip to the moon.
Dan & Lauren
Dan & Lauren
January 12, 2020
This is an incredible place to visit and learn about our local geology and native peoples. If you are interested in seeing the caves, we recommend long pants, close-toed shoes, gloves and head lamps (available upon request). Make sure you do not wear any clothing that you have worn in other cave…
January 11, 2020
Very unique--and HUGE--property in the National Park System. All -together the size of Rhode Island with lots of cool things to see and do. Great to visit for a day or two on a cross-country road trip, especially if headed to or from Yellowstone.

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Arco, Idaho
Phone+1 208-527-1335