National Monument Killbourne Hole Located In Dona Ana County New Mexico
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If you have been wanting to check out a National Monument that is not far, get ready to take a mini road trip. If you have ever been curious as to what a maar volcanic crater looks like, this trip is so worth it!
David Etzold created a video showing you footage of the maar volcanic crater that is in the Portillo volcanic field of Dona Ana County, New Mexico. The Killbourne hole is reported to be about 30 miles West of the Franklin Mountains of El Paso, Texas. The New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources gives you some food for the brain on this crater and how to visit the site. The hole is described to be an eliptical shape and the maximum dimension is about 1.7 miles that’s 400 feet deep. If you’re wondering about how old this hole is said to be, well studies show it’s less than 180,000 years. Spectators have said that once you get to the last 20 miles is pure dirt road that is in poor condition. Also, spectators recommend you visit the site during winter months which is from November through February. If this is something you would like to show your children, keep a very close watch on them and make sure they remain away from the rim of the crater.
If you don’t have the time to make the drive you can always watch the view of the Killbourne hole above!