Devils Orchard Trail (CMNM)

  • Rugged and beautiful Craters of the Moon National Monument.
  • Douglas Dusty Maiden (Chaenactis douglasii) in Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Hiking

Dogs No

0.5 (miles)

 Very Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Idaho

Devils Orchard Trail is a very easy hike in Craters of the Moon National Monument near Twin Falls, Idaho. The monument says "this paved trail explores an area of cinder beds scattered with pieces of the North Crater wall. Exhibits along the trail describe the difficult challenge the National Park Service faces in trying to protect this fragile volcanic environment. This trail is wheelchair accessible." There is camping available in Craters of the Moon National Monument.

History

In the summer of 1969, Apollo 14 astronauts including Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Joe Engle, and Eugene Cernan trained in Craters of the Moon National Monument. They explored the lava landscape and learned the basics of volcanic geology in preparation for future trips to the moon.

Red Tape

Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve P.O. Box 29 Arco, ID 83213

Idaho Trails

Craters of the Moon Trail Guide

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