Craters of the Moon Scenic Loop is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Arco, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

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Craters of the Moon National Monument charges a fee to enter. Fees are $20 per vehicle or $15 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $10 per person. You can also purchase a park-specific annual pass for $35. 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.

National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/crmo/index.htm

Bring water from visitor center - no water around. Wear boots or solid walking shoes. Bring flashlight if you will visit a cave.

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Galen Godbey
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4/2/21 - walked a good portion, but not all. Signs of elk and some other fauna. Caves were closed sure to seismic activity.

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Shannon B
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Kendall Taylor
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Mountain bikingNo shade

I parked my vehicle and biked this loop. The uphill was a little tough as it was my first ride this year but there was plenty of downhill to make up for it! Overall it was fun and I’d do it again. The ‘bike path’ is actually the road but there is plenty of room for cars to get around so you don’t hold up traffic. I was able to stop whenever and take some nice pics! It was hot with no shade so I suggest bring plenty of water!

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Joshua Padgett
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Corbin Stokes
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Scenic driving

Pretty drive through Craters of the Moon. Lots of cool lava formations. Fun hiking trails all along the route.

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Katie Mitchell
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Choose your adventure in this park, well maintained paved educational trails. Most are stroller and wheelchair friendly to some that were slightly more challenging, all the ones we saw were easily car accessible. My 2 kids (under 10) stated it was "the best day ever"

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Jacob Piece
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Scenic drivingGreat!

You have to love rocks and understand what is going on here to love it. And I love rocks so it was amazing.

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Tatiana Greener
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Leslie Driskill
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Colby Jones
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David Gemar
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Nicole Lopez-Isa
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Joseph Murphy
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Michelle Diaz
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Scott Densmore
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Sarah Plum
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Kelly Carlen
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John Gray
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Steven Faulkner
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Brian Melle
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Kristina Fisher
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Tessa Youngstrom
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Pete Buser
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Nicholas Strait
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Trevor Kendricks
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