| 4,477 ft (1,365 m)|
| USGS Aden Crater|
ca. 16,000 years ago
| Doña Ana County, New Mexico, U.S.|
Potrillo volcanic field
Aden Lava Flow Wilderne, Robledo Mountains, North Franklin Mountain, Organ Mountains, Organ Needle
Aden Crater Wikipedia
Aden Crater is a small shield volcano, part of the Potrillo volcanic field of New Mexico. It is in Doña Ana County between Santa Teresa, New Mexico and Las Cruces, New Mexico. It is in a remote location that can be hiked and explored. The area has deep caverns that can be very dangerous to inexperienced hikers and cavers. A fossilized ground sloth, now at the Peabody Museum, was found in a fumarole roughly 100' deep located on the SE portion of the crater rim. Several ground sloth coprolites were also recovered and were stored in the Geology department at UTEP.
No volcanic activity at Aden Crater is known from historic times. The most recent known activity has been dated to roughly 16 kya.