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Getting to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is situated in central Idaho in the Snake River Plain. Located between the towns of Arco and Carey along US 20, the monument is defined by age-old lava flows, cinder cones, and sagebrush. With a landscape resembling that of the moon, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is one of the most unique national monuments in the country. 

You have a few options for how to get to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. The best way to access the monument is via car, so it’s best to either rent one or have your own for your visit. Driving to the monument will require visitors to travel along U.S. Highway 20/26/93, and the official address is 1266 Craters Loop Road. The cellular service in this area is unreliable so don’t plan to use digital navigation services as your only means of navigation. 

If you plan to fly, the nearest airports to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve are Hailey, Idaho, which is 60 miles away; Idaho Falls, Idaho, which is 84 miles away; and Twin Falls, Idaho, which is 90 miles away.