The Unbelievable New Mexico Hike That Takes You To The Rim Of A Volcano

We all know that the Land of Enchantment is home to rich pieces of history, but a park in Capulin holds some of the most prehistoric sites in all of New Mexico. This easy, paved hike in Capulin Volcano National Monument will bring you up close and personal with the rim of an extinct volcano. There’s truly nothing like walking upon such a special piece of history, and the views are absolutely unbelievable. This trail is completely accessible, so everyone and anyone can enjoy this one-of-a-kind hike that you can only have in Capulin. Get ready to see and experience the hike of a lifetime on top of a real cinder cone volcano.

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For another unbelievable hike in the Land of Enchantment, check out this easy hike that gives you up close views of ancient lava beds in Carrizozo.