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Volcanoes of New Mexico (13)

Albuquerque | Carrizozo | Cat Hills | Jornada del Muerto | Lucero | Ocate | Potrillo Volcanic Field | Raton-Clayton | Red Hill | Taos Plateau | Taylor Volcanic Field | Valles Caldera | Zuni-Bandera
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(Volcanic field 1800 m / 5906 ft)


(cinder cones 1731 m / 5,679 ft)
The massive Carrizozo lava flow is one of Earth's longest known lava flows that were erupted in the past 10,000 years. The basalt flow is 50 m thick, 75 km long, 1-5 km wide and was mainly fed by lava tubes. [more]

Cat Hills

(Volcanic field 1750 m / 5741 ft)

Jornada del Muerto

(Shield 1555 m / 5102 ft)


(Volcanic field 2395 m / 7858 ft)


(Volcanic field 3000 m / 9843 ft)

Potrillo Volcanic Field

(Pyroclastic cone(s) 1695 m / 5561 ft)


(monogenetic volcanic field 2700 m / 8,858 ft)
The Raton-Clayton volcanic field, in the extreme northeastern corner of New Mexico, approximately 125 kilometers east of Taos, comprises Sierra Grande shield volcano and 125 cinder cones and associated lava flows, ranging in age between 1 million to ca. 60,000 years old.
T... [more]

Red Hill

(Volcanic field 2,300 m / 7,546 ft)
Red Hill, also known as Red Hill-Quemado, is a volcanic field in western New Mexico across the border from the Springerville volcanic field in Arizona. It contains more than 40 cinder cones and maars that were active from the late Miocene (approx. 12 million years ago) to early t... [more]

Taos Plateau

(Volcanic field 3087 m / 10128 ft)

Taylor Volcanic Field

(Stratovolcano 3460 m / 11352 ft)

Valles Caldera

(caldera 3430 m / 11,253 ft)
The 22-km-wide Valles caldera was formed by 2 very large explosive eruptions 1.7 and 1.2 million years ago. Post caldera eruptions formed Redondo Peak dome inside the caldera.
The last eruptions of the caldera happened 50,000-60,000 years ago, depositing rhyolite ignimbrite... [more]


(volcanic field 2550 m / 8,366 ft)
The Zuni-Bandera volcanic field in New Mexico, is an elongated, 90 km long and 1-35 km wide arrea of 2460 km2 along the Jemez lineament west of the Rio Grande Rift.
The field contains cinder cones and extensive lava flows with various types of basalt lava. The youngest lava... [more]
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