Dotsero Crater

3.9/5 (14 reviews)
Considered the last remaining active volcano in Colorado, Dotsero Crater is a unique drive that you cannot experience anywhere else in the state. Located just west of Eagle, before entering the beautiful Glenwood Canyon, Dotsero last erupted around 4,200 years ago. Although extremely small in compar...Read More
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Highlights of Dotsero Crater

Overland Category IconOverland
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
7818 ft
Shape of Trail
Loop
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
8460
Nearest Town
Dotsero
Nearest Services
Gypsum
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Colorado River Valley Field Office

Overview

Considered the last remaining active volcano in Colorado, Dotsero Crater is a unique drive that you cannot experience anywhere else in the state. Located just west of Eagle, before entering the beautiful Glenwood Canyon, Dotsero last erupted around 4,200 years ago. Although extremely small in comparison to other volcanos, this relatively easy drive takes you over former lava flows, past large volcanic boulders, and up to scenic vistas with views of several nearby mountain ranges. This trail is the perfect early season opportunity as it sees relatively small amounts of snow and dries out rather quickly.

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17 Waypoints
53 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
14 Community Reviews
1 Video
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