Discover an unearthly landscape in Southeastern Idaho.
The volcanic rock formed these incredible geological features. Be sure to locate the infamous Inferno Cone while you're here. Guests are welcome to climb to the top of this structure. You can also hike the various trails. Each trail has different difficulty levels, ensuring all who visit can enjoy their time at the Craters of the Moon.
A visitor center teaches about the history of the area and offers a youth program for kids to earn their own junior ranger badge. Another highlight of Craters of the Moon National Monument is the lava tubes and caves that visitors can explore. However, to protect the bats from diseases, you will need a permit to enter these lava tubes. Permits can be obtained at the Monument entrance station.
With 42 campsites available, you can easily spend multiple days here. The campsites are on a first-come-first-served basis. Some areas can accommodate RVs too. All campgrounds open on May 30th and stay open through the summer into late November. This is a great place to stop during a long road trip in Idaho.