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