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Desert in bloom Amboy Crater is a small volcano sitting in the middle of the Mojave Desert, in the area declared part of Mojave Trails National Monument (declared by President Obama in early 2016). Normally, sand, dirt, dark igneous rocks, and brush...

Desert in bloom Amboy Crater is a small volcano sitting in the middle of the Mojave Desert, in the area declared part of Mojave Trails National Monument (declared by President Obama in early 2016). Normally, sand, dirt, dark igneous rocks, and brush...

Amboy Crater and Lava Field is an extinct North American cinder cone type of volcano that rises above a 70-square-kilometer (27 sq mi) lava field in southern California.

Amboy Crater and Lava Field is an extinct North American cinder cone type of volcano that rises above a 70-square-kilometer (27 sq mi) lava field in southern California.

Venture into a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges ancient lava flows and spectacular sand dunes at #MojaveTrails National Monument in California. Visit now to witness an early spring #superbloom. Amboy Crater currently has #wildflowers stretching out to the horizon in a stunning natural display. #MeetUsonRoute66 to see it for yourself this Saturday at 4:30 pm PT during an InstaMeet at #Californias Amboy Crater. Photo by Bob Wick @mypubliclands. #usinterior #trackthebloom

Venture into a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges ancient lava flows and spectacular sand dunes at #MojaveTrails National Monument in California. Visit now to witness an early spring #superbloom. Amboy Crater currently has #wildflowers stretching out to the horizon in a stunning natural display. #MeetUsonRoute66 to see it for yourself this Saturday at 4:30 pm PT during an InstaMeet at #Californias Amboy Crater. Photo by Bob Wick @mypubliclands. #usinterior #trackthebloom

Venture into a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows and spectacular sand dunes at #MojaveTrails National Monument in California. Visit now to witness an early spring #superbloom. Amboy Crater currently has #wildflowers stretching out to the horizon in a stunning natural display. #MeetUsonRoute66 to see it for yourself this Saturday at 4:30 pm PT during an InstaMeet at #California’s Amboy Crater. Photo by Bob Wick, @mypubliclands. #usinterior #trackthebloom

Venture into a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows and spectacular sand dunes at #MojaveTrails National Monument in California. Visit now to witness an early spring #superbloom. Amboy Crater currently has #wildflowers stretching out to the horizon in a stunning natural display. #MeetUsonRoute66 to see it for yourself this Saturday at 4:30 pm PT during an InstaMeet at #California’s Amboy Crater. Photo by Bob Wick, @mypubliclands. #usinterior #trackthebloom

Amboy Crater | Atlas Obscura The black rock caldera of the crater was formed around 79,000 years ago when a lake of lava roiled about inside the crater. and created the lonely landmark.

Amboy Crater | Atlas Obscura The black rock caldera of the crater was formed around 79,000 years ago when a lake of lava roiled about inside the crater. and created the lonely landmark.

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