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Near Capulin in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Capulin Volcano National Monument

5.5 Miles

 
 
Capulin Volcano National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
1. Capulin Volcano National Monument Marker
Inscription. An outstanding example of an extinct volcanic cinder cone, Capulin Volcano was formed as early as 10,000 years ago. In cinder cones, lava pours from cracks in the base rather than over the top. Capulin itself was the escape hatch for gases that blew lava fragments into the air where they solidified and landed red hot on the cone.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 36° 44.687′ N, 103° 58.489′ W. Marker is near Capulin, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is on U.S. 64 0.6 miles east of Riata Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capulin NM 88414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Making A Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field (approx. 2.6 miles away); Building a Cinder Cone (approx. 2.6 miles away); Grasslands Meet Mountains
Marker reverse side showing nearby points of interest. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
2. Marker reverse side showing nearby points of interest.
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Sierra Grande (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Sierra Grande (approx. 11.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Capulin.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service website about Capulin Volcano. (Submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article about the Capulin Volcano monument. (Submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Marker with Capulin Volcano in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
3. Marker with Capulin Volcano in background.
View of marker looking west on U.S. 64 towards community of Capulin. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
4. View of marker looking west on U.S. 64 towards community of Capulin.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 6 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.
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