WHY IT’S OUTSTANDING
This area offers unparalleled views of the city, the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande valley. It also offers an up-close and personal experience with dormant volcanic cinder cones formed over 135,000 years ago, all within minutes of the city.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take I-40 to the Paseo del Volcan exit (Exit 149) and travel north on Paseo del Volcan for approximately 5 miles. The unpaved access road to the Volcanoes Day Use Area will be on your right. Free parking is available at the end of the access road.