Near Capulin in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field
The landmarks you see as you travel across northeastern New Mexico are the features of the volcanic field. The flat topped mesas are ancient lava flows. The mountains are cinder cones, shield volcanos, tuff rings, and volcanic domes.
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 46.949′ N, 103° 58.343′ W. Marker is near Capulin, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is on Volcano Road 2.6 miles east of New Mexico Route 325, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 Volcano Road, Capulin NM 88414, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Making A Monument (here, next to this marker); Grasslands Meet Mountains (a few steps from this marker); Building a Cinder Cone Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. half a mile away); Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sierra Grande (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Sierra Grande (approx. 12.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Capulin.
Also see . . . New Mexico Museum of Natural History article on the field. (Submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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