• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Road Work

    Expect delays due to road work on HWY 64/87 west of Capulin, between Capulin and Raton, NM.

  • Picnic Area Restrooms Closed

    Restrooms at the picnic area are temporarily closed. The restrooms in the Visior Center and in the Volcano Rim parking lot are open. Sorry for the inconvenience.

For Teachers

Plant the seed
A 2010 report by the National Wildlife Federation showed that outdoor education helps students become high performance learners with better standardized test scores and skill sets that will be with them through the course of their lives.
NPS L. Cartmell
 

Capulin Volcano's classroom is filled with a wide variety of potential lessons, for both teachers and students, about the natural and cultural history of the area.

We invite you and your students to explore the park as an extension of your classroom. Self-guided and ranger-guided curriculum-based education programs are available. Professional development opportunities exist, as teachers can participate in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program each summer.

If you have questions, would like more information about education programs check out our Plan a Field Trip page or contact Ranger Lynn Cartmell by phone at 575-278-2201 x 231 or e-mail.

Did You Know?

Black bear

Despite its small size, roughly 800 acres, Capulin Volcano National Monument still has predators that hunt within the park’s boundaries. These predators include both Black bear and Cougar.