Crater Elegante, seen here from the southwest, is among the largest maars in the world. An old cinder cone lies south of the crater and another cinder cone is partially visible in the crater's southeastern cliffs. Crater Elegante is only 32 ± 6 thousand years old (Gutmann and Turrin, 2006). Collapse at El Elegante produced an almost perfectly circular maar that is 1 mile (1.6 km) in diameter from rim to rim and 800 feet (244 m) in maximum depth. A "bathtub ring" of sediments is evident about 60 m above the crater floor and represents material deposited all around the shore of a lake that occupied the crater when the water table stood much higher than today. I began Pinacate field work here in January 1968.