Volcanic Geoheritage

photo two hikers standing on a high volcanic bluff overlooking a valley with mountains in the distance
Hikers pause to enjoy the view along the Skookum Volcano Trail in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park , Alaska.

NPS photo.


Volcanic features, landforms, and landscapes inspire a sense of awe and wonder, and create experiences that we enjoy with friends and family. They are a celebrated and shared natural heritage—the subjects of stories, poems, dances, paintings, and sculptures. They are also the sites of bold scientific explorations and discoveries that resulted in historic advances in the earth sciences and continue to kindle the imagination.

Volcanic Heritage Observed, Experienced, and Shared

Volcanic Geoheritage Programs and Sites


Last updated: November 4, 2022