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Broken Top Loop, ID

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,859 feet
Elevation Gain 135 feet
Accumulated Gain 270 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.15
Dogs not allowed
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Preferred   May, Sep, Jun, Oct
Sun  7:31am - 5:07pm
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Broken Top Loop is a 1.8 mile round trip hike with 270 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 63 miles north of Burley Idaho. The trailhead is car accessible. May and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: Trail goes through the newest lava flow in the park and provides views of most of the volcanic features: loose cinders, globs of molten rock, lava tubes and fields of different types of lava. There are numbered poles along the trail with descriptions provided in the brochure available at the trailhead or from NPS website.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    18 miles southwest of Arco, Idaho on Highway 20/26/93, 24 miles northeast of Carey, Idaho on Highway 20/26/93, 84 miles from Idaho Falls, and 90 miles from Twin Falls, Idaho. The park is only open from May thru October.
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