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Near 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 Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
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 crust 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 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.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 27.015′ N, 113° 35.134′ W. Marker is near Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker is on U.S. 20 1.5 miles west of Craters Loop Road, on the right when traveling east. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Where's the Volcano? (approx. 1.3 miles away); North Crater Lava Flow (approx. 1.4 miles away); North Crater Flow Trail
Lava Field Landscape as Viewed from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
2. Lava Field Landscape as Viewed from Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Get over it! (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); Vanishing Landmark (approx. 1.8 miles away); Devil's Orchard Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arco.
 
More about this marker. There is an identical interpretive sign on US 20 east of the park entrance.
 
Also see . . .  Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 10, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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