Millions Of Years Ago A Volcano Erupted In New Mexico, And What’s Left Behind Is Amazing

The Land of Enchantment is full of some of America’s richest history, but there are few places you can see it firsthand. Over a million years ago, a natural force of nature happened, but what’s left behind is truly astounding. This supervolcano preserve is the only of its kind in the state, and it offers so much to do and see.

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If you’re looking for another beautiful adventure, try spending a night in a yurt on this enchanted mountain.