Experience Craters of the Moon’s winter wonderland through a ranger-guided 1.5-mile trek on snowshoes. Look for tracks and learn about winter wildlife on the guided walk, seeing a different, chillier side of the national monument.
Snowshoe walks are scheduled for every Saturday in January and February from 1-4 p.m.
No prior snowshoeing experience is necessary, and snowshoes will be available to borrow for the walk thanks to the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association, with donations accepted. Younger children are welcome, but depending on snow conditions the terrain may be strenuous and unsuitable for children. Group sizes are limited to 30 people and those interested can sign up at the visitor center on the day of the walk.
Visitors may also explore the monument on skis, with the Loop Drive groomed for a 4- to 7-mile length that can be completed in two to four hours, conditions depending.
There is no charge for skiing at Craters of the Moon. For information on trail conditions, visitors can go to the Blaine County Recreation District website.