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Craters of the Moon National Monument

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a 750,000-acre geologic wonderland. Its central feature is the Great Rift, a 52-mile long crack in the Earth’s crust. Craters of the Moon is a remarkably preserved volcanic landscape with an array of exceptional features. Exposed fissures, lava fields, lava tubes, craters and cinder cones form a strangely beautiful volcanic sea on central Idaho’s Snake River Plain. This area offers countless opportunities for hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, and backcountry travel.


Lisa Cresswell



Mailing Address:
400 West F Street
Shoshone, ID 83352
Phone: 208-732-7200
Fax: 208-732-7317
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MT

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COVID-19 Updates

BLM Idaho Offices are open for in-person visits. Masking requirements vary by location. The BLM has updated its masking guidelines to align with the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Level tool. This CDC guidance helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. Individuals who are not required to wear a mask are still welcome to do so if they choose. Learn more about the BLM's COVID-19 response here. 

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