California Hotel Reservations
Lava Beds National Monument
Lava Beds National Monument is a remote area in northern California, near Alturas. The monument is comprised of a rugged landscape of volcanic features, 700 lava tube caves, historic battlefields and Native American rock art. Pick up a map from the visitor center to figure out which of the dozens of caves, you want to tour, before setting out on your journey. Enjoy a short and easy 0.8 mile hike to Symbol Bridge and the Big Painted Cave, to see the black and white Modoc-style pictographs.
Bring your camera to capture the Fleener Chimneys - formed when molten lava piled up creating a chimney in the middle. Learn about the history of the Modoc War from the interpretive signs along the 1.1 mile trail to the site of the battle. After exploring the monument, travel a short distance to enjoy a comfortable Best Western guest room. Discover northern California.
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