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Sierra Grande Volcano Overlook

View of Sierra Grande Volcano in the distance behind a sea of prairie grass
View from Sierra Grande Volcano Overlook

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Enjoy a lovely view of Sierra Grande Volcano from the Lava Flow Trail at Capulin Volcano! Sierra Grande is the tallest volcano in the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field.

Sierra Grande is an andesite-shield volcano that erupted around 2.41 to 2.88 million years ago. Rising around 2,200 feet above the surrounding praire, it is located 10 miles to the southeast of Capulin Volcano. At around 8,720 feet elevation, it is also the easternmost point in the United States that reaches an elevation higher than 8,000 feet.

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Last updated: February 5, 2021