17.1 miles
863 ft
-865 ft
1 mile
High Point

Explore craters and lava tubes in this overnight excursion.

A free Wilderness Permit is required to spend the night in the Craters of the Moon. Available at the Visitor Center during business hours.

Detailed Description
Bridge of Tears is a 17 mile moderately popular expert route located near Arco Idaho. This hike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 863 ft with a max elevation of 5,854 ft then descends -865 ft.
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See Out-of-This-World Scenery at Craters of the Moon National Monument.
Apr 21, 2016 from backpacker.com
Explore the moonscape—lava tubes, cinder cones, caves, and tunnels—of Idaho on this weekend trip.


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More Stats for Bridge of Tears mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,446 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,854 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,853 ft
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  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles


  1. Walk southeast on Broken Top Loop Trail.
  2. Continue for 200 meters.
  3. Walk south on Broken Top Loop Trail.
  4. Continue for 700 meters.
  5. Turn right onto Wilderness Trail.
  6. Continue for 7 kilometers.
  7. Walk west on Wilderness Trail.
  8. Continue for 7 kilometers.
  9. Turn left onto Broken Top Loop Trail.
  10. Continue for 800 meters.
  11. Walk southwest on Broken Top Loop Trail.
  12. Continue for 100 meters.
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