Craters of the Moon NM - Broken Top Loop

Craters of the Moon NM - Broken Top Loop near Arco, ID


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
2 miles
1 hour
moderate
Hiking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Arco, ID
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The Broken-Top loop trail in Craters of the Moon National Monument is a great short hike through lava country. It’s about 3 kms long and takes about an hour. A pamphlet can be obtained at the trail head pointing out points of interest. This trail has everything you have ever learned for geology class; pumice rock, lava caves, pahoehoe and Aa lava.

From the parking area, pick up the trail and head a clockwise direction. The first thing you will notice is the huge pumice rocks that weigh almost nothing! Your next stop of interest is the Big Sing Overlook; once done make your way back to the main trail. In a little while you will be heading out to the lava caves. The caves aren’t long but are good fun; hope you brought a flashlight! Once out of the caves head back to the trail and make your way to your car.

Directions:

Make your way to Craters of the Moon National Monument. Take the scenic drive and park at point of interest #6 (tree Molds).


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