On the horizon of the West Mesa stand the remnants of five cinder cone volcanoes.

Volcanoe PetroglyphFormed over 100,000 years ago, the volcanoes were the dynamic finale to a series of fissure eruptions that coated the surrounding landscape in a basalt caprock.

The park is managed by National Park Service . It offers shaded resting benches along the trail and a restroom. Park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


To access the volcanoes exit I-40 at Atrisco Vista Boulevard (formerly Paseo de Volcan) (exit 149) and travel north 4.8 miles to park access.

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