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The Lunar Crater Scenic Byway
On Highway 6 between Tonopah and Ely, Nevada

This is a fascinating volcanic field with cinder cones, explosion craters, and lava flows. It is located midway between Ely and Tonopah, a remote location but right next to the paved highway. A good unpaved road loops through the field.

The Lunar Crater itself, 430 feet deep, is a "maar", a volcanic steam exposion crater. This is wonderful wild country with tremendous views all around, a great place to hike and camp if you love wide open spaces.


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Lunar Crater Volcanic Field

Lunar Crater Volcanic Field

Cinder cones, lava flows and ash in the Lunar Crater Volcanic Field

Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Nevada

Date photographed: October 20, 2008

Lunar Crater

Lunar Crater

Volcanic Lunar Crater

Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Nevada

Date photographed: October 20, 2008

Lunar Crater

Lunar Crater

Volcanic Lunar Crater

Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Nevada

Date photographed: October 20, 2008

Lunar Crater

Lunar Crater

Volcanic Lunar Crater

Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Nevada

Date photographed: October 20, 2008

Dry Lake at Lunar Crater

Dry Lake at Lunar Crater

The dry lake at Lunar Crater Volcanic Field

Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Nevada

Date photographed: October 20, 2008

Dry Lake at Lunar Crater

Dry Lake at Lunar Crater

The dry lake at Lunar Crater Volcanic Field

Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Nevada

Date photographed: October 20, 2008

The Wall at Lunar Crater

The Wall at Lunar Crater

The Wall volcanic feature at Lunar Crater Volcanic Field

Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Nevada

Date photographed: October 20, 2008

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