Arco, Idaho: Craters of the Moon

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Craters of the Moon National Monument

Address:
1266 Craters Loop Rd, Arco, ID
Directions:
Craters of the Moon National Monument. 18 miles west of Arco on US Hwy 20/26/93.
Hours:
Summer daily 8-6. Loop road closed Nov-April. (Call to verify)
Phone:
208-527-1355
Admission:
$20 per vehicle.
RA Rates:
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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. Roadsideamerica.com 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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