Cabezon Peak

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View of Cabezon Peak - Photo by John Fowler

View of Cabezon Peak - Photo by John Fowler

Cabezon Peak is the largest of several volcanic plugs situated north and west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It rises about 500 meters above the desert floor. Native American legend has it that it is the head of a slain giant, whose dried blood formed the el Malpais lava flows. It marks approximately the southeast corner of the Navajo nation. This location provides some nice foreground interest as it sometimes has water (not in drought seasons). (New Mexico)