Capulin Volcano National Monument
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Web-ling
N 36° 47.030 W 103° 58.091
13S E 592067 N 4071389
Quick Description: Capulin Volcano National Monument, located in Northeastern New Mexico, was designated a U.S. National Monument on August 9, 1916.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2006 3:26:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMWWM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2
Views: 40

Long Description:
Capulin Volcano National Monument is a well-preserved, relatively young (58,000 to 62,000 years old), symmetrical cinder cone. It rises steeply from the surrounding grassland plains to an elevation of 8,182 feet above sea level. The irregular rim of the crater is about a mile in circumference and the crater about 400 feet deep.

Capulin Volcano is one of the outstanding landmarks located in the northeast corner of New Mexico, where the rolling grasslands meet the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Capulin Volcano's highest point provides unobstructed, panoramic views of the volcanic field, distant snow-capped mountains, and portions of four states (New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado). Capulin Volcano also offers visitors excellent opportunities for observing and understanding volcanic formation. The large volcanic field surrounding the monument contains at least 100 recognizable volcanoes, and aids visitors in gaining insights into 10 million years of the geological history of Northern New Mexico.

Source: (visit link)
State/States the Park is located...: New Mexico

Park Designation: Monument/Memorial

Website From the National Parks Service Page of this Waymark...: [Web Link]

SECONDARY website.: http://www.sangres.com/features/capulin.htm

Are pictures included?: yes

Times the Visitors Center (or Park) is Open....: Not listed

Months the Visitors Center/Park is open...: Not listed

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