Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07699
The name of Cofre de Perote (meaning trunk or storage chest of Perote) was derived from the unusual box-like summit of the volcano. The volcano, sometimes referred to as the Treasure Chest of Perote, is seen here from the NW above fields near the town of Perote. The lower northern flanks of the largely Pleistocene volcano are overlain by ignimbrite deposits erupted from Los Húmeros caldera.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).