Crabcreek

Crab Creek

Crab Creek

Crab Creek, town of Marlyn in distance

Crab Creek, town of Marlyn in distance

We traverse the complex of canyons encompassing Coal Creek and Upper Crab Creek. Breathtaking formations were created nearly 17.5 million years ago by active volcanic craters pouring fourth huge lava flows building layers upon layers of lava now cooled into layers of basalt rock.  Over 100 open craters are now visible as ring-diked craters. Other views take in formations created by the great Lake Missoula Flood of some fifteen thousand years ago, and by earlier and similar floods.  The resulting Channeled Scablands tell a

Crab Creek valley

Crab Creek runs through prehistoric coulee formed by Glacial Lake Missoula flood

crab creek basalt formations & cattle

Crab Creek & Burlington Northern/Sante Fe RR

remarkable story written on the pages of geological prehistory; and demonstrating the massive and dramatic power of nature unleashed.

Videos about this Historic event are on sale during the tour.

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