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Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

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Shoshone, ID 83213

National Park


Since its establishment in 1924, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserves has lived up to its reputation as a bizarre and scenic landscape. The 750,000-acre enormous lava field conserves volcanic rifts, caves, and cider cones, but also a great amount of beautiful plants and animals. Come and discover this amazing landscape, where past volcanic events might continue tomorrow!

Hours + Fees


The visitor center is open daily 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial day through Sept. 27) but closed on federal holidays during the winter.

Park grounds and picnic areas are open daily.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

18 miles southwest of Arco, Idaho on Highway 20/26/93, 24 miles northeast of Carey, Idaho on Highway 20/26/93, 84 miles from Idaho Falls, and 90 miles from Twin Falls.

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