Paracutin Volcano sprang to life in 1943 and for 10 years covered villages and nearby fields.

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At this point the guide told me no to go in. I did and my shoes almost melted.

More views of the "inactive" part of the volcano.
The lava field.
The crater rim. After three hours on horse back we started to climb to the crater rim. Nature the most powerful force on earth and you really get that when you stand on the rim and look out at what it has done.
The rim.