Near Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
On the skyline to the west are the Jémez Mountains where tremendous volcanic eruptions a million years ago created a huge caldera some 15 miles in diameter that now forms beautiful Valle Grande set amid a ring of volcanic peaks. Geothermal energy has been tapped from hot rock beneath the mountains.
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Flow and ash-fall deposits surrounding the volcanic range form the Pajarito Plateau, site of numerous, ancient cliff dwellings and the atomic city of Los Alamos. The Jémez Mountains are part of the Southern Rockies and form one of the western ranges of the Rockies in New Mexico. Elevations exceed 11,000 feet.
Location. 35° 53.165′ N, 106° 6.125′ W. Marker is near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on State Road 502 at milepost 13.5, 0.9 miles east of Povi Kaa Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87506, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pueblo of San Ildefonso (approx. 0.9 miles away); Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Pueblo of Santa Clara (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pablita Velarde, Tse Tsan, Golden Dawn (approx. 5.9 miles away); The St. Francis Women's Club (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Bond House (approx. 7.4 miles away); Chimayo Trading Post / Trujillo House (approx. 7.6 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 335 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.