Lava flow, Craters of the Moon National Monument
Craters of the Moon National Momument was incedible! It is an average elevation of 5,900 feet. The protected area's features are volcanic and represent one of the best-preserved flood basalt areas in the continental United States.
The Monument was established on May 2, 1924.In November 2000, a presidential proclamation by President Clinton greatly expanded the Monument area and encompass three major lava fields and about 400 square miles of sagebrush steppe grasslands to cover a total area of 1,117 square miles (2,893 km2). All three lava fields lie along the Great Rift of Idaho, with some of the best examples of open rift cracks in the world, including the deepest known on Earth at 800 feet