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Blowout Mountain Crater.

The top of Blowout Mountain has a sinkhole crater.

Blowout Mountain rises approximately 280 feet above the surrounding land with a sinkhole crater at the top.

The earliest settlers named it Blowout Mountain because they thought it was an extinct volcano. However, the rock is primarily sandstone, not volcanic.

Another thought was that it was formed by a meteor hit, but the shape of the crater is completely wrong for this.

The crater is approximately 400 feet north-south and 300 feet east-west. It is about 50 to 60 feet deep and is mostly white sand in the basin. It drains to the south-east.

Looking south-west from the east rim.

Looking almost south from the east rim.

Looking north from the crater center.

Looking north-east from the crater center.

Looking east-north-east from the crater center.

Looking east from the west rim.

Looking south-east from the west rim.

Looking south-east from the west rim.

Looking north-east at the east rim.

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