MonumentsVisitor Centers Tag: Pipestone

The Visitor Center At Pipestone National Monument

The Pipestone National Monument visitor center serves as a hub of information and resources for visitors. It is located near the entrance and provides information on the park’s features, history, and activities. Speak with park rangers and volunteers at the information desk to get details on hiking trails and other activities available to visitors within […]

HikingIowaMonuments Tag: Effigy Mounds National Monument

Hiking The Fire Point Loop Trail In Effigy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in northeast Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi River and holds the distinction of being the state’s only national monument. The monument preserves over 200 prehistoric mounds, including numerous effigy mounds shaped like animals.   One of the favored trails within the monument is the Fire Point Trail. […]

HikingIowaMonuments Tag: Effigy Mounds National Monument

Hiking The Yellow River Bridge Trail In Effigy Mounds National Monument

The Yellow River Bridge Trail stands out as a favored hiking path within Iowa’s only national monument, Effigy Mounds National Monument. Venturing through this wetland setting becomes an immersive experience as hikers traverse a boardwalk made from recycled plastic, guiding them through a marsh and over the Yellow River.   The trailhead, conveniently situated behind […]

HikingIdahoMonuments Tag: craters of the moon national monument

Hiking In Lava Tubes On The Caves Trail In Craters of the Moon National Monument

The Caves Trail is located in Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. Craters of the Moon boast an extensive network of lava tubes and caves. Documented caves within the Monument currently exceeds 500 and more are discovered every year.   A few lava tubes are easily accessed from the Caves Trail and can […]

HikingIdahoMonuments Tag: craters of the moon national monument

Hiking The Tree Molds Trail In Craters of the Moon National Monument

The Tree Molds Trail is located in Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho. This easy two-mile out-and-back hike only has around 140 feet of elevation gain.   This trail winds through stands of limber pine in the Craters of the Moon Wilderness before reaching the edge of the Blue Dragon Flow. […]

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Hiking The Spatter Cones and Snow Cone Trails In Craters of the Moon National Monument

The Spatter Cones Trail and the Snow Cone Trail are located inside the Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. These short easy trails begin in the same parking lot and are great for the whole family.  The Snow Cone Trail is wheelchair accessible.   Spatter cones are made when hot lumps of lava […]

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Hiking Up Inferno Cone In Craters of the Moon National Monument

The Inferno Cone is a notable geological feature located in Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho. Craters of the Moon is a unique and otherworldly volcanic landscape that was formed by a series of volcanic eruptions over thousands of years. The Inferno Cone is one of the many volcanic cones found […]

HikingIdahoMonuments Tag: craters of the moon national monument

Hiking The Devil’s Orchard Nature Trail In Craters of the Moon National Monument

The Devil’s Orchard Nature Trail is a popular hiking destination located in Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. This half-mile paved loop trail is wheelchair accessible, perfect for the whole family, and is suitable for hikers of all fitness levels.   A hundred years ago, a visiting minister declared the area to be […]