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Best bird watching trails in Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Craters of the Moon National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact
(208) 527-1335
Top trails (5)
#1 - Broken Top Loop Trail
Craters of the Moon National Monument
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 51 m
Note: As of July 22 2020, users have reported that the cave is currently closed. The Broken Top Loop Trail provides visitors with an opportunity to hike up, around, and through the freshest lava on the Snake River Plain. Along its 1.9-mile length you can observe most of the volcanic features that make up this unearthly landscape. In hiking this trail, you will be on either loose cinders or rugged lava. Wear sturdy shoes and be ready to climb or descend some moderately steep slopes. If you plan to enter Buffalo Caves, a hard hat is recommended and a flashlight is a necessity.Show more
#2 - Tree Molds Trail
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 57 m
#3 - Craters of the Moon Scenic Loop
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
Explore exiting ancient volcanic area - remember boots! This route leads you through parts of a vast lava field. You will drive - or ride your bike - around the loop drive with some stops at caves and other points of interest. Show more
#4 - Echo Crater
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
#5 - North Crater Flow Trail [CLOSED]
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
Note: As of July 2020, this trail is closed due to construction work. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more