A Stellar Example of Recent Volcanic Activity Come view a dramatic landscape

Loved walking this trail, amazing sights and breathtaking views!!

walking
3 months ago

Lovely loop to take in some views with a couple interesting informational boards. Wear decent shoes there are a few short steep inclines/declines

Took my Granddaughter last week and walked the rim. Loved how you can see for miles and miles. And the cool clean air.

Great trail for the whole family. Views are wonderful.

7 months ago

See many volcanoes from the top! Don't miss this one! Worth the time to stop!!!

7 months ago

nice place to visit, watch out for snakes in the bottom near the rocks...

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail for beginners and located not too far from Raton. Spectacular views from the top, where you can overlook the other volcanoes in the vicinity, plus many other features. Highly recommended!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

dogs are not allowed on trails at this park. Ranger cited, danger, hot pavement and wild life. disappointed.

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

Its ok, not much to see, but its a short hike since you're already there., worth doing

walking
Friday, July 29, 2016

Paved trail, great views in the evening, the climb will get your blood pumping. Worth doing.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

easy hike with beautiful view, kids friendly as well.

trail running
Friday, June 24, 2016

Beautiful trail with gorgeous views of New Mexico! Passing from Colorado to Texas and saw it off the highway. Had to do it. Amazing - definitely memorable. Great leg stretch and the 1.2 miles is accurate.

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Quite a gain in elevation but the views are worth the trek. From the top you can see for miles. Great stop if you are on a long road trip and want to stretch your legs or get the kids out of the car for a while. Monument entrance is just a couple of miles off of the main road making it a convenient stop. Plenty of picnic areas available

walking
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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hiking
Friday, August 01, 2014

Easy hike, paved trail, though not wheelchair accessible. great view of surrounding area from all around the trail. Do when passing through, but not a destination.

hiking
Sunday, April 06, 2014

Great easy Hike around the crater and down into the Caldera, views of New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas from the summit on a very clear day

walking
Monday, December 02, 2013

The monument is open all year, unless closed by bad weather or a holiday, contrary to the listed open times in the description. Be careful and slow on the drive up. Great short hike and what a view. It was higher than you realize until you are on the trail looking at the landscape below. We experienced a bit of ice and snow after a November storm, but still a safe easy hike for the whole family.

hiking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Nice paved trail, good for anyone. The views are great from the rim, and from inside the crater. The drive is up is a bit spooky if you do not like heights.

hiking
Sunday, June 02, 2013

Just off Highway 64 between Clayton and Raton New Mexico. Worth a stop. Nice view from the peak/rim. A must see for those interested in geology; the other now dormant volcanos and lava flows that comprise the region are clearly visible and make more sense than any map.

hiking
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Extinct volcano in northern New Mexico. A good road circles the mountain to the top. A parking lot offers great view of the cinder cone and surrounding landscape. Trails include a trip to the bottom of the cone, and a loop around the top.

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