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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
+1 541-383-5300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the monument in February, when the visitor center was closed, but we were able to walk the Trail of Molten Lands, which is a paved trail through the lava field. Interpretive signs along the way gave us interesting information, including the fact that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tracy F
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Amazing views with good information about the volcano, love the visitors center and live talks by rangers.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeffTLiz
Reviewed February 3, 2019

I've been here twice to go on a short hiking trip: once with my 7 year old daughter, the second time we brought back the entire family. We had a lot of fun hiking on the shorter loops (about 2 miles). It was challenging enough...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank havok1314
Reviewed January 15, 2019

In summer, one can drive to the top of this extinct volcano and walk the 1 mile path around the top. It is an amazing sight with impressive views of Central Oregon. Not to be missed!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Artemis112013
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Newberry is actually many attractions under one name. They have a nice visitors center with hikes through the lava field, Lava Butte with stunning views, Lava Cave with a mile underground trek in the dark and the cold, Paulina peak at the top of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Robert P
Reviewed December 7, 2018

We used our National Parks Pass, but well worth the fee if you don't have one. The geological interpretive center is great for any age. Seminars outdoors given by volunteers helps understand the flora and fauna in and around the monument area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank timsJ9940KXgorgeclan
Reviewed December 7, 2018

We enjoyed our day there. Clean, fresh air and it's totally free. There is a lengthy warning about entering the cave, you're not supposed to wear your clothes again before they are washed once you enter the cave. We were at the highest peak, interesting...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Reinette R
Reviewed November 11, 2018

My wife and I visited here from nearby Sunriver. We hiked up to the Big Obsidian Flow and then on to East Lake -- seeing the volcanic glass at the first location and then pumice floating in the lake. It was chilly, since it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rickh57
Reviewed October 19, 2018

What was open was excellent. The Visitor Center and Lava Tube were closed and should be open until November. There are many folks that would visit in October. The Big Flow was excellent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

I was passing through the area traveling from Portland to Crater Lake National Park. I had spent the night in Bend and had searched Trip Advisor for things to do in the area. Newberry National Volcanic Monument came up and rated well so I decided...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from jane w | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see this until 3 months too late for you. I hope you found the well marked car exit to Paulina Falls. The other falls that are gorgeous, though smaller, are found about 2 miles hiking in, starting from McKay... More
October 12, 2017|
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Response from dpibutte37 | Reviewed this property |
Season: May 1 - October 11, Call NNVM hotline for up-to-date Monument information at 541-383-5700
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January 19, 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
You've gotten accurate answers. I will add that the road to Paulina Peak is closed even after the rest of the place opens. It all depends on the snowfall the previous year. This year's snowfall is been very heavy, so if you... More