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Arco in Butte County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Just Down The Road

Craters of the Moon National Monument

 
 
Just Down The Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
1. Just Down The Road Marker
Inscription. The Strangest 75 square miles on the North American continent
-Comment from an early traveler.

The landscape before you was explosively created by volcanic eruptions. Cracks in the earth’s crest allowed lava to blast, plop, and flow onto the surface to form such unusual features as cinder cones, monoliths, and caves. The entrance to this imposing place, known today as the Craters of the Moon National Monument, is just down the road. Stop at the visitor center to see the exhibits, then take the seven-mile loop drive through the monument. Craters of the Moon offers a variety of experiences for those who want to explore this unusual ocean of black rock. (Inscription in the photo) The moon-like landscape includes monoliths, cinder cones, and seasonal wild flowers.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 43° 27.813′ N, 113° 33.593′ W. Marker is in Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker is on U.S. 20. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arco ID 83213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Get over it! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vanishing Landmark
Lava Beds image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
2. Lava Beds
(approx. ¼ mile away); Where's the Volcano? (approx. ¼ mile away); North Crater Flow Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Crater Lava Flow (approx. 0.4 miles away); Devil's Orchard Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Are We Loving Them to Death? (approx. 1.5 miles away); Just Down the Road (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arco.
 
Categories. Environment
 
Sign at the Entrance to the Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
3. Sign at the Entrance to the Park
Just Down The Road image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
4. Just Down The Road
Photo showing the landscape at the entrance to the park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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