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

on Crater Rim Trail

6 months ago

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

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

walking
7 months ago

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

on Crater Rim Trail

hiking
8 months ago

easy hike with beautiful view, kids friendly as well.

hiking
8 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

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
11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

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
2 years ago

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hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

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
3 years ago

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.