Our last stop in New Mexico was at Capulin Volcano National Monument. We arrived just as they were locking the gate for the evening so we could not drive to the top. We were, however, permitted to walk up.
Walking the road is ONLY allowed after the gate is closed so that worked out very well.
There were big, wide views in every direction as we circled the extinct volcano. You can see several other extinct volcanos in the same area.
Below is a view inside the crater.
Our last significant stop was at the Tallgrass Prairie Nationsl Preserve. P was thrilled to see Bison from the walking path. In addition to these two that were close, we saw a herd running away over a hill elsewhere on the path.
There were several prescribed burns going on in the area and the air was filled with smoke. Still, it was a beautiful visit.
Miss P was excited to get many new stamps in her national park passport this trip.