Arco, Idaho: Craters of the Moon Team Field Report

Craters of the Moon National Monument

1266 Craters Loop Rd, Arco, ID
Craters of the Moon National Monument. 18 miles west of Arco on US Hwy 20/26/93.
Summer daily 8-6. Loop road closed Nov-April. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$20 per vehicle.
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Craters of the Moon

Stop at this unusual geologic region and pretend to walk on the Moon, only with not-as-much-fun Earth gravity. Report...

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GPS is not accurate. The visitor center is easily accessible right off Hwy 26/20. Take the time to hike Inferno Cone. It's surreal. Also, the spatter cone on the right as you face them in the parking lot is better -- it has snow at the bottom even on a 90+ degree summer day.

Practical: bring a water bottle and closed toe walking shoes. Also, if your kids are into the Junior Ranger program, they can earn up to four badges/patches here. We like to camp but the camping in the lava looked intense. We were glad we booked a hotel room a little further on in our journey.

[BlaineVoyage, 09/09/2017]

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