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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 (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
1. Capulin Volcano National Monument Marker (Front)
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° 44.543′ N, 103° 59.729′ W. Marker is near Capulin, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 64 and State Road 325, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 64. Touch 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 9 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. 2.7 miles away); Making A Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field (approx. 3.1 miles away); Grasslands Meet Mountains (approx. 3.1 miles away); Building a Cinder Cone
Rear of Marker shows local points of interest. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
2. Rear of Marker shows local points of interest.
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Sierra Grande (approx. 8 miles away); Sarah "Sally" J. Rooke / New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capulin.
 
More about this marker. Actual road miles to the volcano visitors center, from this marker, is about 3.3 miles, not 5.5 miles.
 
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
 
Capulin Volcano image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
3. Capulin Volcano
Road leading to summit can be seen ringing the volcano.
Capulin Volcano National Monument entrance sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
4. Capulin Volcano National Monument entrance sign.
Capulin Volcano cinder cone at top. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
5. Capulin Volcano cinder cone at top.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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