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Mt. Taylor

The road to La Mosca Peak Lookout.

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My Chevrolet Aveo turned into a jeep.  Some parts of this road were very rough and had large rocks--I would not suggest taking a passenger car on this road--I know I will never do it again! 

 
The lookout tower--elevation 11, 035 feet. 

Cerro Alesna (the needle-like peak) off in the distance to the north.

 

 Looking southeast towards Albuquerque about 70 miles distant--the caldera of Mt. Taylor volcano is to the right.

 
  
Off in the distance is a windfill farm near Paguate. NM. 

Transmitter towers and the lookout tower on La Mosca Peak.

 

Driving along the side of La Mosca Peak with the volcano crater to the left.

 

 Rounding the bend and looking southward towards Grants.  The town is hidden by the hills and mesas below.

 

\The La Mosca Peak Lookout Tower--it appeared to be vacant when we were there.

 

Looking into the volcano crater.  New Mexico is the land of volcanoes!  Lava beds called "El Malpais"--badlands--surround the town of Grants.

 

Looking over to Mt. Taylor--with a saddle joining it to La Mosca Peak.

 

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