CHINA CUP INSTANT STUDY AREA

 

Values

BLM manages approximately 160 acres of public lands in the China Cup Butte Wilderness Study Area. This geologically important area features an almost perfectly circular cone 1,260 feet in diameter with a 100-foot deep crater located about nine miles southwest of Big Southern Butte in the south-central Snake River Plain.

Visitation Information

China Cup Butte is small volcanic cone that is about nine miles southwest of Big Southern Butte in the south-central Snake River Plain.

Visitor Advisory

The access roads surrounding China Cup WSA are not maintained and there is no snow removal during the winter months. The access roads could be washed out, rutted, or overgrown with vegetation. High clearance vehicles with 4 wheel drive are recommended.