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Springerville Volcanic Field

Springerville Volcanic Field Review

The junction of U.S. 180/191 and U.S. 60, just north of Springerville, is the perfect jumping-off spot for a driving tour of the Springerville Volcanic Field, which covers an area larger than the state of Rhode Island. On the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau, it's spread across a high-elevation plain similar to the Tibetan Plateau. Six miles north of Springerville on U.S. 180/191 are sweeping westward views of the double volcanoes Twin Knolls. As you travel west on U.S. 60, Green's Peak Road and various south-winding Forest Service roads make for a leisurely, hour-long drive past St. Peter's Dome and a stop for impressive views from Green's Peak, the topographic high point of the Springerville Field. A free, detailed driving-tour brochure of the Springerville Volcanic Field is available from the Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce (318 Main St. Box 31, Springerville 85938 928/333–2123 www.sechamber.com).

Updated: 05-22-2014

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