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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07700

One of the Aztec names for Cofre de Perote was Naucampatepetl, or "Mountain of Four Sides."  The flat-topped glacially modified summit of Cofre de Perote volcano is seen here from the NE on the road between the cities of Perote and Jalapa (Xalapa), the capital city of the state of Veracruz.  The highway follows the low-angle surface of valley floors filled by young lava flows erupted from vents on the NE flank of the volcano.   Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

One of the Aztec names for Cofre de Perote was Naucampatepetl, or "Mountain of Four Sides." The flat-topped glacially modified summit of Cofre de Perote volcano is seen here from the NE on the road between the cities of Perote and Jalapa (Xalapa), the capital city of the state of Veracruz. The highway follows the low-angle surface of valley floors filled by young lava flows erupted from vents on the NE flank of the volcano.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).


Cofre de Perote