Craters of the Moon
National Park Service website
The monument is a 750,000 acres geologic wonderland. Its central feature is the Great Rift, a 62-mile long crack in the earth's crust. The Great Rift is the source of a remarkably preserved volcanic landscape with an array of exceptional features. Craters, cinder coves, lava tubes, deep cracks, and vast lava fields form a strangely beautiful volcanic sea on central Idaho's Snake River Plain. The Monument is jointly managed by the BLM and National Park Service.
Location: The visitor center is located approximately18 miles southwest of Arco on Highway 20 and 50 miles northeast of Shoshone on Highway 26.
• Drinking water
• Charcoal grills (no wood fires permitted)
• Visitor Center
• 7-mile scenic loop drive with hiking paths and
Shoshone Elementary School Students Explore Craters of the Moon