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

Sierra Grande

Over Left Shoulder

 
 
Sierra Grande Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
1. Sierra Grande Marker
Inscription. 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.

Marker to left is reverse side showing local points of interest
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 36° 41.062′ N, 103° 47.176′ W. Marker is near Des Moines, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 64 0.1 miles south of County Road A049. Click for map. Located at the Sierra Grade Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines NM 88418, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Sierra Grande (approx. 6.5 miles away); Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 11.3 miles away); Building a Cinder Cone (approx. 12.3 miles away); Making A Monument (approx. 12.3 miles away); The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field (approx. 12.3 miles away); Grasslands Meet Mountains (approx. 12.4 miles away); Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Related marker.
Reverse of marker showing points of interest. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
2. Reverse of marker showing points of interest.
Actually located to left of Sierra Grande marker.
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Sierra Grande. (Submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Sierra Grande Volcano in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
3. Sierra Grande Volcano in background.
View from rest area towards Sierra Grande volcano
View of markers at rest area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
4. View of markers at rest area.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 7 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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