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Capulin Volcano National Monument

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Designated by President Woodrow Wilson as a national monument in 1916 and rising 8,182 feet above sea level, the imposing green mountainsides of Capulin Volcano stand as a reminder of the violent volcanic processes that shaped New Mexico tens of…

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Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument

Your palms sweat as you scoot across a narrow ledge carved into the side of a sheer cliff. Clenching a wooden railing, you look up and see there’s yet another ladder made of timber to climb. Normally you wouldn’t be…

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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico

Heavy ash clouds nearly black out the midday sky over northern New Mexico. Rocks, mostly composed of pumice and tuff, drop from the sky as small particles of ash slowly settle on top. It’s nearly seven million years ago, and…

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The Bisti Badlands in New Mexico

The Bisti Badlands in New Mexico

The Bisti Badlands, also known as “De-Na-Zin Wilderness,” is a vast 45,000-acre wilderness area in the high desert of the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. The name De-Na-Zin traces back to the Navajo word for “crane,” a name choice…

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40 Places to See in The Western United States That Will Blow Your Mind

40 Places to See in The Western United States That Will Blow Your Mind

If you’re looking for detailed information on must-see places in the western half of the United States then you need to get your hands on the eBook Hidden Gems of the Western United States. It will show over a 130 stunning…

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