Remove Ads
4.5
852 votes

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Highway 93, Arco, Idaho 83352-1522 USA

$
Budget
Open Now
Sun 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

“A lunar landscape on earth”

Explore a surreal landscape of volcanic craters, lava fields, and cinder cones that resemble the surface of the moon. Marvel at the rugged beauty of this unique geologic wonderland as you hike among twisted lava formations and explore caves formed by ancient lava flows. Discover the fascinating history of volcanic activity in the area and learn about the unique plants and animals that have adapted to thrive in this lunar-like environment. Get ready for an out-of-this-world experience at Craters of the Moon National Monument!

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
Jeffrey Niles

  • 49 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
July 20, 2023
Rated 4.0

Some tips:
1) It is remarkable how quickly the landscape changes as you approach these lava fields. Was glad we made the stop and took the time to look around. Take the time to enjoy it before the park.

2) Check ahead. If you want to hike in the lava tunnels, call first. We were excited about this, but they were all closed. Too much rain, I'm guessing, but they didn't say.

3) Enjoy the hikes. There are easy to moderate climbs. The paths are beautifully laid out, so you get to experience a variety. Do stay on the paths, please.

4) Take some time for plants. Hopefully, you'll get to see some of the amazing flowers. They're tiny, but there's a whole world of beauty to be found if you look.

I don't think I'd make a trip across the country for this one, but if you're on a road trip through Idaho, then this is a must stop.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Highway 93
Arco, Idaho
83352-1522 USA
Remove Ads

Hours

Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

Remove Ads

Good for hiking.

  • Check
    Parking
  • Check
    Pets Allowed
  • Check
    Restrooms
  • Unavailable
    Wifi
  • Unavailable
    Wheelchair Accessible
  • Check
    Credit Cards Accepted
Affiliation
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • Unavailable
    Sites
  • Unavailable
    Fifty Amp
  • Unavailable
    Paved Sites
  • Check
    Outdoor Seating
See More Details (21)

Campground, Parking, Dining, RV Services

Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Arco, Idaho
FastBook
$$

Click to discover a
great deal!

Arco, Idaho
FastBook
$$

Click to discover a
great deal!

Arco, Idaho
Arco, Idaho
FastBook

Click to discover a
great deal!

Remove Ads

Related Trip Guides

Remove Ads
21761605