Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Step onto "another planet" and discover this adventure of a lifetime in Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve located just 89 miles from Twin Falls.
Begin your adventure in the Monument with a stop at the Visitor Center where you will learn how our Apollo astronauts used this rugged terrain to prepare for their 1969 moon landing.
Next, take a short walk through the monoliths of the North Crater Flow, one of the Monument's youngest lava flow areas. Stroll through Devils Orchard for an upfront view of the strange features of this volcanic "island" and learn about our impact on this delicate landscape and the preservation efforts underway to save it.
Hike up Inferno Cone for a bird's eye view of the fissures of the Great Rift and see Big Cinder Butte, one of the world's largest known basaltic cinder cones. Take a break for lunch at the Cave Area just before you venture into an ancient lava tube at Indian Tunnel.
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve abounds with flora and fauna appearing in different stages throughout the year, so be on the lookout for some of the unique plants and animals that call this beautiful place home!
This Big Green Adventure recommends comfortable footwear, sunscreen and a hat. Your guide will provide water and bag lunch. Please bring any additional hydration and snacks you feel you may need for this 8 hour excursion.
LET'S GO TO THE MOON!
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