Cajas Plateau, Ecuador

Caja del Rio

Caja del Rio

Cajas Plateau, also called the Caja del Rio (In Spanish: “box of the river”), a volcanic plateau sitting on 84,000-acres has become one of the natural jewels adorning the crown of Santa Fe County’s (New Mexico’s) crown.

Cajas Plateau Trivia

Whether you call it the Caja, Caja Plateau or Cerros del Rio, this imposing natural structure is sure to thrill you. At an elevation of 7,326-feet, one won’t be wrong to assume how this plateau formed. This monogenetic volcanic field essentially possesses about 60 cinder cones, basalt outflows and spatter cones. The views are awe-inspiring, with highways visible from certain heights and escarpments surrounding the whole place.

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