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

Devil's Orchard Trail

Craters of the Moon National Monument

 
 
Devil's Orchard Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
1. Devil's Orchard Trail Marker
Inscription. Two thousand years ago, nearby volcanoes erupted so violently that they tore themselves apart. Rivers of lava floated huge chunks of crater wall down to this spot. Time passed. Rocks crumbled. The seeds of rabbitbrush and limber pine root in the sparse soil. A hundred years ago, a visiting minister declared this jumble of rocks, shrubs, and trees to be a garden fit for the devil himself. Welcome to Devilís Orchard.

“What you see depends mainly on what you are looking for.” –Richard J. Vogl, biologist.

The trail through this place is as unusable as its name. Rather than identify objects the exhibits here challenges you to think about ideas, concerns, and possible solutions.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 43° 27.089′ N, 113° 32.314′ W. Marker is in Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker is on Loop Road. Click for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the Craters of the Moon National Monument. 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. Boy Scout Cave (approx. ĺ mile away); Indian Tunnel
Devil's Orchard Trail image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
2. Devil's Orchard Trail
(approx. ĺ mile away); North Crater Lava Flow (approx. 1.1 miles away); North Crater Flow Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Are We Loving Them to Death? (approx. 1.2 miles away); Vanishing Landmark (approx. 1.3 miles away); Just Down The Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Get over it! (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arco.
 
Categories. Environment
 
Lava on the Devil's Orchard Trail image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
3. Lava on the Devil's Orchard Trail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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