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Trip Review: Capulin Volcano National Monument

March 31, 2017 / By Chris Oudean & Katie Hnatik On highway 64, in the northeastern portion of New Mexico, there lies a volcano. The distinct cinder cone shape rising above the plains is a noticeable site for miles around its perimeter. With a height of roughly 1,700 feet, a rim circumference of 1 mile, and a crater depth of about 400 feet, it’s not a particularly large volcano by any measure. The exciting part is that you can drive right up to the top of its steep slopes, walk completely around the rim, and go straight to the bottom …