Indian Tunnel

Indian Tunnel (HM1R00)

Location: Arco, ID 83213 Butte County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 26.555', W 113° 31.789'

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Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Indian Tunnel is named for the mysterious stone circles that lie near the path to this large lava tube. Ancient stone structures are visible in many locations throughout the Monument. Archeologists believe that some of these structures may have had ceremonial significance, but their precise function is unknown.The Shoshone made use of lava caves for shelter and as a source of water during their travels through the lava lands.Enough sunlight enters this cave through openings in the roof to allow travel without a flashlight.The large size of the tube—30 ft high, 50 ft wide and 800 ft long—allows you to walk comfortably through most of its length. If you are willing to scramble over a large rock pile and climb through a small opening, you can exit this cave at the far end. Follow the rock cairns with posts across the lave to return to the paved trail.Keep children close; there are deep holes in the rock near the trail.
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 295281 N 4813073
Decimal Degrees43.44258333, -113.52981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 26.555', W 113° 31.789'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 26' 33.3" N, 113° 31' 47.34" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Arco ID 83213, US
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