Vulcan Volcano Loop Trail

  • Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque New Mexico.


Dogs Yes

2 (miles)



Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

New Mexico

Vulcan Volcano Loop Trail is an easy day hike in the Volcano's day use area of Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque New Mexico. The monument says "Follow trail north of Black Volcano to the largest of the cinder cones. The trail along the eastern base of Vulcan is difficult to find but do not give up. A gradual incline up the east side of Vulcan leads to a level, mini-volcanic valley on Vulcan’s north side. Continue on trail and go left (south) when you approach the ‘Y’ on the northwest side of Vulcan. At next ‘Y’ go left again for an up-close look at this well preserved cinder cone. Follow trail down, continuing south on old road which leads to the Volcanoes Day Use parking lot." There is no camping available in Petroglyph National Monument.

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Contact: Petroglyph National Monument 6001 Unser Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87120

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