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17 Volcanoes to explore in United States

United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Amboy Crater
Amboy CraterAmboy Crater, California, USA

Amboy Crater is a dormant cinder cone volcano that rises above a 70-square-kilometer lava field in the eastern Mojave Desert of southern California, within Mojave Trails National Monument. The Federal Bureau of Land Management recommends using the Western Cone Trail to reach the volcano peak's rim, a steep and rocky hiking trail.

Diamond Head
Diamond HeadDiamond Head, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

A volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu . And is the most popular Hawaii State Park. Hawaiians call it Lēʻahi (brow of the tuna) in reference to the formation’s ridgeline, which resembles the tuna fish’s dorsal fin. It offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu that you can hike to via a trail that takes you to the edge of the 300,000-year old crater.

Fossil Falls
Fossil FallsFossil Falls, California, USA

A unique geological feature created by the volcanic activity in the mountain range, along with meltwater from glaciers in the nearby Sierra Nevada.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National ParkHawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, USA

This is an American national park which was located on the island of Hawaii. It comprises two active volcanoes Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano. For visitors, the park offers dramatic volcanic landscapes, as well as glimpses of rare flora and fauna and so more.

Huerfano Butte
Huerfano ButteHuerfano Butte, Colorado 81089, USA

Huerfano Butte is a volcanic plug located 8.8 miles north of Walsenburg in Huerfano County. The butte stands 300-foot high like a lone sentinel in the arid scrubland. It’s visible for miles from any direction and served as a landmark for early explorers, signaling the route to life-giving rivers that flowed from the nearby Rocky Mountains.

Kauhakō Crater
Kauhakō CraterKauhakō Crater, Hawaii 96742, USA

This is a volcanic crater in the Kalawao county of Hawaii state. The crater was formed between 230,000 and 300,000 years ago, as the result of the eruption of volcano Pu'u' 'Uao.

Koko Head
Koko HeadKoko Head, Honolulu, HI 96825, USA

Koko head is an ancient tuff cone that is somewhat dwarfed by its neighboring tuff cone, Koko Crater, with its peak. Koko Head itself has three significant depressions or old vents, the largest of which forms the well-known Hanauma Bay. Koko Head's last eruption was 30,000–35,000 years ago and it is part of the Honolulu Volcanics. This is the best place for trekking and adventure lovers can explore this area.

La Garita Caldera
La Garita CalderaLa Garita Caldera, Colorado 81130, USA

La Garita Caldera is a huge volcanic crater in southwest Colorado, about 45 miles wide. It is one of the largest known volcanoes on Earth. Today, the caldera is mostly filled with sedimentary rock, but it still has active geothermal features such as hot springs and fumaroles. The caldera is also home to a number of rare plants and animals. The caldera is located within the La Garita Wilderness area, and it is a popular destination for hikers and climbers.

Mauna Kea
Mauna KeaMauna Kea, Hawaii 96720, USA

This is a dormant volcano and the highest point in the island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world. Trekkerrs and adventure lovers can explore this area.

Mauna Loa
Mauna LoaMauna Loa, South Kona, HI 96785, USA

The largest volcano on the earth. It is one of the five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii. This is the largest subaerial volcano in both mass and volume.

Mauna Ulu
Mauna UluMauna Ulu, Hawaii 96778, USA

This is a volcanic cone that was situated at the eastern rift zone of the Kīlauea volcano. It falls within the bounds of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Mauna Ulu was in a state of the eruption from May 1969 to July 1974.

MolokiniMolokini, Hawaii, USA

Molokini is a crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic crater located just a few miles off Maui’s shore, it is Hawaii’s only island marine sanctuary. Molokini is one of only three volcanic calderas in the world.

Sunset Crater
Sunset CraterSunset Crater, Arizona 86004, USA

Sunset Crater is a cinder cone located north of Flagstaff in the U.S. State of Arizona. Sunset Crater is part of a nationally protected volcanic field. The cinder cone volcano is one of the youngest volcanoes in America. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is a U.S. National Monument in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona, created to protect Sunset Crater within the San Francisco Volcanic Field.

Ubehebe Craters
Ubehebe CratersUbehebe Craters, California, USA

A volcanic field in northern Death Valley, consisting of 14-16 craters in a 3-square-kilometre (1.2 sq mi) area. The Ubehebe Craters are associated with a fault system that runs across them, all formed in a single phreatomagmatic eruption episode about 2,100 years ago.

Uinkaret volcanic field
Uinkaret volcanic fieldUinkaret volcanic field, Arizona, USA

The Uinkaret volcanic field is an area of monogenetic volcanoes in northwestern Arizona, United States, located on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

Vulcan's Throne
Vulcan's ThroneVulcan's Throne, Arizona 86432, USA

Vulcan’s Throne is a cinder cone, approximately 1.7 km from Toroweap Overlook, and forms part of the Uinkaret volcanic field. The volcano is adjacent the Colorado River, as it is the source material for Lava Falls and Lava Falls Rapids one of the largest rapids of the Colorado.

WaialealeWaialeale, Hawaii 96746, USA

A shield volcano and the second-highest point on the island of Kauai. its summit is one of the rainiest spots on earth.

Map of Volcanoes to explore in United States