Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10081
The Hoya Rincón de Parangüeo maar is viewed here from its southern rim, which rises directly above the town of the same name on the lower southern flank of the maar. A brackish lake of seasonally variable size partially fills the floor of the 2-km-wide maar. The 2050-m high point on the northern rim rises 450 m above the crater floor. Rincón de Parangueo is part of the Valle de Santiago maar field on the NE side of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field and lies about 7 km NW of the town of Valle de Santiago.
Photo by Jim Luhr, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).