Near Des Moines in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Largest extinct volcano in northeastern New Mexico, Sierra Grande rises to an elevation of 8,720 feet, one of many volcanos, cinder cones, and flows that cover more than 1,000 square miles of area in northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado eastward to the Oklahoma state line.
Reverse side provides points of local interest.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 36° 45.693′ N, 103° 51.199′ W. Marker is near Des Moines, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is on U.S. 64 0.1 miles west of County Road B080, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines NM 88418, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Sierra Grande (approx. 6.5 miles away); Building a Cinder Cone (approx. 6.7 miles away); Making A Monument (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field (approx. 6.8 miles away); Grasslands Meet Mountains (approx. 6.8 miles away); Capulin Volcano National Monument Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Sierra Grande. (Submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Largest Stand Alone Mountain in North America?. (Submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.