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Nature Preserve

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve

15 locals recommend
Location
Arco, Idaho
Phone+1 208-527-1335
Websitenps.gov
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 4:30 PM

Tips from locals

Mary
Mary
July 24, 2019
This place feels like you are in the movies because it is unique. The lava was formed from the hot spot that now lies under Yellowstone. The spring flower make this park beautiful!
Nicholas
Nicholas
October 19, 2018
It's a dive thru the desert to get there, but a really interesting place to visit. Craters of the Moon formed during eight major eruptive periods between 15,000 and 2000 years ago. Lava erupted from the Great Rift, a series of deep cracks that start near the visitor center and stretch 52 miles (84…
Julia
Julia
October 05, 2018
A 3 hour drive, but well worth it for hikers and nature lovers
Nancy
Nancy
October 01, 2018
Truly unique. Amazing in the spring when the wildflowers are blooming. Bring a flashlight and jacket in the summer. There are caves.
Terence & Heidi Jo
Terence & Heidi Jo
July 30, 2018
Unlike anywhere else you’ve seen! Caves to explore, so bring your flashlights!