North Crater Flow Trail

  • Beautiful Craters of the Moon National Monument in central Idaho.
  • Indian Paintbrush in Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Hiking

Dogs No

0.3 (miles)

 Very Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Idaho

North Crater Flow Trail is a very easy hike in Craters of the Moon National Monument near Twin Falls, Idaho. The monument says "this trail takes you onto the North Crater Flow, a pahoehoe flow that spilled from the North Crater vent about 2,200 years ago. Signs along the, trail introduce other typical features: pressure ridges, squeeze ups, aa lava, and rafted blocks." 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.

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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

Wildlife on this Trail

Plants on this Trail

Area Map

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