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

Boy Scout Cave

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

 
 
Boy Scout Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
1. Boy Scout Cave Marker
Inscription.  Look for lava and ice stalactites ("lavacicles" and "icicles") on the ceiling and walls of this lava tube. They were formed by dripping hot lava and melting ice. Born of fire, this cave now retains ice year-round—a cool place to visit on a hot summer's day.

It's dark in here! Bring a flashlight and protect your head. You must crawl over loose rock to enter, due to the low ceiling at the entrance. The floor of the cave can be a sheet of ice covered by several inches of water. Walk carefully on this slippery surface.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 43° 26.719′ N, 113° 31.586′ W. Marker is near Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 20. Marker is located in Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Tunnel (approx. ¼ mile away); Devil's Orchard Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Are We Loving Them to Death?
Lava Field near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
2. Lava Field near Marker
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); North Crater Lava Flow (approx. 1.8 miles away); North Crater Flow Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Vanishing Landmark (approx. 2 miles away); Just Down The Road (approx. 2.1 miles away); Get over it! (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arco.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located at the entrance to Boy Scout Cave on the Caves Trail. The trail is accessed from the Caves Area parking lot on the Loop Road.
 
Also see . . .  Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 10, 2016.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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Oct. 27, 2021