Devil's Orchard Trail

Island-like fragments stand in a sea of cinders on this fully accessible nature trail.


Type: Nature Trail
Length: 0.50 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? $8.00
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Craters of the Moon National Monument along the Seven-mile Loop Road.
State(s): Idaho
Counties: Butte
Latitude: 43.451597
: -113.53829

The Monument entrance and Seven-mile Loop Road are located about 18 miles east of Arco and 24 miles west of Carey, Idaho on U.S. Highway 20/26/93.


About 2000 years ago large chunks of the North Crater cinder cone were broken off and rafted to this spot. Subsequent cinder eruptions and plant growth have transformed the area into a volcanic garden. In springtime, the wildflower displays here are glorious with carpets of dwarf monkeyflowers covering the ground. Early morning or evening visits provide the best opportunities for photography and wildlife observation.

The trail through this area is as unusual as its name. Rather than identify objects the exhibits here challenge you to think about ideas, concerns, and possible solutions.

Additional Details

Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Concrete
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 5,742
Elevation High Point: 5,745
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

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Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Park Ranger:
Ted Stout
Chief of Interpretation and Education
Craters of the Moon National Monument
P.O. Box 29
Arco , ID 83213
(208) 527-1335



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