Craters of the Moon National Monument

ShareTweet The North Crater Flow Trail at Craters Of the Moon National Monument is the first trail you will come to after passing the visitor center, the toll both and starting out on the 7-mile Craters of the Moon Loop road.  The North Crater Flow Trail is a short (.25 mile) easy, paved trail that […]

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ShareTweet The Lava Flow campground at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is an outstanding place to stay on your trip to Craters of the Moon!  It’s also about the only place (which makes it even more outstanding!) because there isn’t much around Craters of the Moon.  At the Craters of the Moon […]

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ShareTweet The Indian Cave Tunnel at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a modest .5 mile (1-way) hike from the parking lot at the Caves Trail trailhead.  The trail is an easy walk with a very minimal elevation change (100 feet at most) over the .5 (1 mile round trip) hike.  You […]

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ShareTweet Beauty Cave at Craters Of The Moon National Monument and Preserve is one of 4 easily accessible caves along the caves trail at Craters Of The Moon.  The hike to Beauty Cave is about .5 miles from the parking lot at the trail head of the Caves Trail and on the same trail as […]

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ShareTweet Boy Scout Cave At Craters Of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is one of four easily accessible caves along the Caves Trail at Craters Of the Moon.  Boy Scout Cave is located less than a half mile from the Caves Trail trailhead at the parking lot along the main loop road.  To get […]

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ShareTweet Dewdrop Cave at Craters Of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is one of 4 lava caves easily accessible from the Caves Trail at Craters of the Moon.  From the parking lot at the trailhead of the Caves Trail, dewdrop cave is about a quarter mile hike along a flat paved trail that most […]

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ShareTweet After a late-night arrival last night from Sun Valley Idaho ski resort and landing a campsite at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, getting a fairly good night sleep and waking up to the sun beating down through the tent it was time to start the day!  The campsite at Craters of […]

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ShareTweet The Caves Trail at Craters Of the Moon National Monument is one hiking trail you should have on your short list of hiking trails when you visit Craters of the Moon in Idaho!  The Caves Trail is anywhere up to about 2 miles of hiking depending on where you decide to go on the […]

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ShareTweet The North Crater Trail at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is one of the longer and more scenic trails at Craters of the Moon.  The North Crater Trail is a one-way trail (i.e. not a loop) that starts down at the North Crater Flow trail and goes all the way up […]

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ShareTweet Last night was a long one that ended up with another night “sleeping” in the car.  After deciding to go to Sun Valley at about 11:30pm after driving all the way to the Hagerman Fossil beds, finding the visitor center and planning to sleep in the car the decision was made to head to […]

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