Amazing what the hot spot that is now under Yellowstone did to this landscape thousands of years ago. The Wilderness Trail is a great one for solitude.
A fine day trip from Island Park area where I live. The spatter cones are interesting, the caves area is actually my favorite area of the monument. A couple of the caves require a light source to explore, all are worth investigating. As bleak as the area seems, there is still a surprising amount of life here.
Finally made it to CMNM! Done as several hikes including the north crater rim, Inferno cone, Broken Top and lava tubes.
I met some tourists from Pocatello up in Mackay the day before after a successful climb of Borah Peak. They told me Craters of the Moon was just a bunch of black rocks laying around in the sun. Sigh. Black rocks... It was an amazing stretch of countryside. It's worth a trip if you are anywhere even remotely near the area.
Spent a day doing a bit of hiking and taking pictures. Was my third time here
Impressive place in the middle of no where...well worth the side trip!
FINALLY MADE IT HERE. ITS BEEN ON MY LIST FOR YEARS. BEAUTIFUL PLACE, GREAT CAMPGROUND, A LITTLE DISSAPOINTED ON ALL THE REGULATION, CANT GO IN ALL THE CAVES,BAT AIDS IN FULL EFFECT! STAY ON TRAILS, DONT CLIMB THIS, DONT CLIMB THAT,OH WELL
Awesome place to visit. Some of the caves are pretty cool, even though they are pretty small. Now I definitely want to check it out in the winter time.
Who transplanted the lava flows from Hawaii's Big Island to the middle of a high western US desert? We went in several of the caves and although the surface was completely dry, there was water dripping. There was even ice in one of the caves.
Visited this place for a day and did some hikes and caving. Great landscape, like nothing I have seen before and has a special part in my favorite places I have been too for being so unique.
I've been here at all times of the year and it's great no matter what!