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Tequila Volcano, Tequila

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Standing at a height of 2,920 meters (9,580 feet) above sea level, the Tequila Volcano, or Volcán de Tequila is a Stratovolcano located near Tequila, Jalisco, in Mexico. Stratovolcanoes, also referred to as Composite Volcanoes, are the "iconically" conical-shaped volcanoes, found most commonly along subduction zones. Stratovolcanoes are composed of steeply dipping layers of lava, hardened ash, and other material that erupted from the main vent such as tephra and pumice. Commonly higher than 2500 meters above sea-level, Stratovolcanoes have gentle lower slopes which gradually become steeper the higher you get with a relatively small summit crater. Due to their eruptions, Stratovolcanoes have several distinct variations giving some a specific feature such as calderas and amphitheaters.
In recorded history, volcanoes in subduction zones are known to have the most explosive eruptions causing the most danger to the surrounding civilization. These eruptions will generally produce pyroclastic flows containing toxic gas and hot volcanic fragment traveling at high speeds. Stratovolcanoes can erupt any kind of magma type although the lava usually cools and hardens not letting it get very far.
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  • We drove most of the way around this large dormant cone to get from Guachimontones to Tequila for late lunch. This is a beautiful, scenic area to drive. We didn't have time to wander any trails or...  more »
  • I would suggest getting a local person to guide you to the volcano. It's about a mile out of town. You will also want to drive some of the distance up unless you are planning to spend the entire day.....  more »
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