Aden Crater & Aden Lava Flow

Unique wildlife, geologic gems and pockets of lush vegetation compliment the backdrop of stark black lava. Located in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, Aden Crater is thought to have last erupted roughly 16,000 years ago and was the discovery site of an intact giant ground sloth specimen. Aden Lava Flow is said to have been home to various outlaws and others on the run who sought its rugged shelter.

Aden Crater is a small shield volcano located in Doña Ana County, about 25 miles southwest of Las Cruces, New Mexico. It is located in the northwest part of the Aden-Afton basalt field, which is part of the central area of the Potrillo volcanic field.


Aden Crater & Aden Lava Flow


(575) 525-4300