Rising magma. Super-heated water. Steam explosions. Sound exciting? Well venture on over to Kilbourne Hole! Luckily, the danger of these explosions has long passed and this large maar volcanic crater is quite intriguing. At over a mile wide and 300 feet deep, these volcanic features are part of the Potrillo volcanic filed, with great views of the of Mt. Riley, which lies between the East & West Potrillo Mountains and is featured in images below. South of Kilbourne Hole is a smaller volcanic maar crater known as Hunt’s Hole. Both of these craters are located approximately 30 miles southwest of Las Cruces.

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