Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer 2012 Road Trip: Day 2

Amarillo, Texas to Boulder, Colorado

Stopped in far northeastern New Mexico to see Capulin Volcano.  Capulin rises nearly 1200-feet above the surrounding landscape to form a nearly perfectly shaped cinder cone.   Here's a view from the top:

View From the Rim of Capulin Volcano
near Raton, New Mexico

We were able to drive up to the rim, park, and make a short two-mile hike down into the bottom of the crater. This inactive volcano was formed about 60,000 years ago.  The rim is 8182-ft high and has a circumference of about one mile.  The crater is about 400-ft deep. 

We passed this abandoned house on the road back to Interstate 25 (on our way to Boulder, CO).  Nothing historically significant about it (that I know of).  I just thought it made an interesting image.

Raton, New Mexico

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