CRATER'S OF THE MOON
A mere 18 miles southwest of Arco, ID is a whole different landscape to behold. Beautiful volcanoes, caves, tunnels and lava fields make up a sea of rock. Flowers and vegetation grow precariously out of the hardened volcanic ground. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge established the Craters of the Moon National Monument to preserve " a weird and scenic landscape, peculiar to itself." It's breathtaking to walk the paths and see how life has sprung up anew despite the devastation of lava over acres of land.
To learn more about Craters of the Moon go to http://www.nps.gov/crmo