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

Volcanoes Along the Rift

 
 
Volcanoes Along the Rift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
1. Volcanoes Along the Rift Marker
Caption: (cinder cones left to right) Crescent Butte, Half Cone, Big Cinder Butte, Paisley Cone, Inferno Cone, Big Craters, North Crater.
Inscription.  Before you lies the Great Rift, a 52-mile (84 kilometer) long system of fissures which a chain of volcanoes erupted. Crescent Butte is the oldest of these cinder cones, created during the earliest eruptions here about 15,000 years ago.
North Crater and Big Craters' cones were formed by the most recent eruptions about 2,000 years ago. The seven mile loop road provides access to all of these features.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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 Loop Road, on the right when traveling east. 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. Silent Cone (here, next to this marker); Just Down the Road (here, next to this marker); Where's the Volcano? (approx. 1.3 miles away); North Crater Lava Flow (approx. 1.4 miles away); North Crater Flow Trail (approx. 1.4
The Great Rift, northeast end image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
2. The Great Rift, northeast end
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.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near Robert Limbert Visitors Center.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
The Great Rift, southwest end image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
3. The Great Rift, southwest end
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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