Idaho Falls to Craters of the Moon

Blackfoot, Idaho

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A 102-mile drive across lava plains on two-lane paved roads between Idaho Falls, the largest city in eastern Idaho, and Craters of the Moon National Monument on the northern edge of the Snake River plain. Special attractions: Idaho Falls; Hell’s Half Acre, a highway rest area set in an otherworldly landscape; the World Potato Expo in Blackfoot; Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 (EBR-1), the first commercially feasible nuclear reactor, located at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL); and Craters of the Moon National Monument. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Idaho

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Scenic Driving Idaho

by Bob Clark (Falcon Guides)

A 102-mile drive across lava plains on two-lane paved roads between Idaho Falls, the largest city in eastern Idaho, and Craters of the Moon National Monument on the northern edge of the Snake River plain.

Special attractions: Idaho Falls; Hell’s Half Acre, a highway rest area set in an otherworldly landscape; the World Potato Expo in Blackfoot; Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 (EBR-1), the first commercially feasible nuclear reactor, located at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL); and Craters of the Moon National Monument. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Bob Clark/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Blackfoot
Distance: 102
Season: Year-round, although may be inaccessible during heavy winter storms
Local Contacts: Craters of the Moon National Monument
Topo Map: Idaho Falls to Craters of the Moon Topographic Map
Guide Book: Scenic Driving Idaho Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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