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

Where's the Volcano?

 
 
Where's the Volcano? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
1. Where's the Volcano? Marker
Inscription. Say the word volcano and usually the image flashes to mind of a single great symmetrical cone. But, the volcanic activity in Craters of the Moon National Monument and the Snake River Plain has taken a different form.

Parallel cracks in the earth, collectively called the Great Rift, periodically ooze flows of lava which pile up in horizontal layers. Occasionally more lively displays of fireworks create cinder cones, about 25 of them in the park.

The panorama of cones before you is located at the north end of the Great Rift. The rift extends south more than 50 miles to American Falls.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 27.679′ N, 113° 33.839′ W. Marker is near Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker is on U.S. 20 west of Craters Loop Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located 300 feet west of entrance road to visitor center of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. 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. Get over it! (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Just Down The Road (approx. mile away);
Inferno Cone, North Crater, and Silent Cone (L-R) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
2. Inferno Cone, North Crater, and Silent Cone (L-R)
View to south from marker
North Crater Flow Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Crater Lava Flow (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vanishing Landmark (approx. half a mile away); Just Down the Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Are We Loving Them to Death? (approx. 1.4 miles away); Devil's Orchard Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arco.
 
Also see . . .  Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 5, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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