Volcanoes of the Never Summer Mountains
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 25.966 W 105° 46.114
13T E 434810 N 4476075
Quick Description: This interpretive sign about the Never Summer Mountains is located in a turnout on the southwest side of Trail Ridge Road (US Highway 34) a short distance southwest of the Alpine Visitor Center of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 2/7/2013 7:06:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMGAYR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 2

Long Description:
Volcanoes of the Never
Summer Mountains

Carved by Ice Age glaciers, the jagged profile of the Never Summer Mountains belies its volcanic origin. Between 26 and 28 million years ago magma rose into the crust of the Earth, and cooled to give a north-south alignment to the mountains. Explosive eruptions of lava and ash then filled valley and buried nearby passes.

Today, the volcanic products of those events still cover 25 square miles of land.

Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): 20.00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Website reference: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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