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

Silent Cone

 
 
Silent Cone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
1. Silent Cone Marker
Caption: Aerial view of Silent Cone
Inscription.  This silent volcano made some noise approximately 6,500 years ago when eruptions ejected cinders and pumped out lava from the crater.
Today, the shady north-facing slope of this cinder cone supports a forest of Limber pines and a few larger Douglas fir trees that provide habitat for a variety of wildlife.
Silent Cone is just one of more than 25 volcanic cones in the Craters of the Moon lava field. For a closer look, hike the North Crater Trail located along the seven mile loop.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 43° 27.016′ N, 113° 35.133′ W. Marker is near Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker is on U.S. 26/93 near North Laidlaw Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arco ID 83213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Volcanoes Along the Rift (here, next to this marker); Just Down the Road (here, next to this marker); Where's the Volcano? (approx. 1.3 miles
Silent Cone and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
2. Silent Cone and Marker
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away); North Crater Lava Flow (approx. 1.4 miles away); North Crater Flow Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Get over it! (approx. 1.4 miles away); Are We Loving Them to Death? (approx. 1˝ miles away); Just Down The Road (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arco.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 104 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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