Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Craters of the Moon National Park - Idaho

Located on the north border of the Snake River Plain in Idaho, Craters of the Moon national park is an enormous lava field that looks like it belongs on another planet. The park covers over 1,100 square miles and is roughly the size of Rhode Island. Hiking, photography, backpacking and caving are all activities the entire family can enjoy. The park was declared a national monument by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924. Some of the diverse features of the monument include volcanic rifts, cinder cones, spatter cones and lava tubes. For hours and directions, visit the park’s website at

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