52 Trips

Go away and be alone at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Everything you need for the perfect getaway that lets you keep your distance.

When you think of Idaho, do you think of stark, almost alien fields of jet-black volcanic rock? I certainly didn't. But last summer, on my way from Colorado to Oregon, I spotted something peculiar on the map.

The place is called Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Typically in a '52 Trips' (what you're reading now) we ask someone for the practical gear they take to a given place.

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This time, though, I want to be a bit more aspirational. It's called Craters of the Moon after all, so we're going to run with the lunar theme.

Do you need this stuff to visit a national monument in Idaho? Well, I guess that just depends on how good you want your Instagram to look.

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