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Volcanic Monument

Our most famous and active volcano, Mount St. Helens, blew its top in 1980. Before the eruption, Mount St. Helens had a beautiful 9,600 ft. snow-capped peak. The top 1,312 feet of the mountain and most of the north side was blasted away, leaving a huge gaping hole big enough to fit a city. Since the eruption, plants have started growing back and wildlife has flourished again. You can explore many hiking trails and even peek into the crater of this reallife volcano.

Spirit Lake Memorial Highway

This is the only scenic byway in the U.S. that takes you right into a volcanic blast zone. The Spirit Lake Memorial Highway (SR-504) is a 52-mile journey into the scene of the epic eruption.

Johnston Ridge Observatory

At the end of the byway is the Johnston Ridge Observatory, where visitors are only 5 miles from the crater and lava dome of Mount St. Helens. Get ready for some awe-inspiring views!


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