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Polvadera Peak

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April 17, 2023

Located in the Lemitar Mountains 5 miles west of the village of Lemitar, 7,292-feet-high Polvadera Peak is neither the highest nor most isolated mountain in Socorro County. However, its location in the central Rio Grande Rift gives anyone standing on its summit an incredible view of many geologic features of the rift and surrounding provinces, including the Rocky Mountains, High Plains, Colorado Plateau, and Mogollon-Datil Volcanic Field. Over the past several decades, Bureau staff have produced geologic maps of many of these features, some of which are linked below. To fully enjoy this annotated 360-degree panoramic photo from the summit of Polvadera Peak, save the image to your desktop and then zoom in to see different features.