• 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.

Lesson Plans

On-Site Activity Kit

An activity kit is now available for teachers to use during a visit to the volcano. It uses the characteristics of lava to teach students to compare and contrast samples and learn about density and viscosity. All materials needed are included in the kit. If you would like to use it during your visit, please indicate this on your fee waiver form and ask for the kit when you arrive.

The printed materials for this kit are available for download below.

Lesson Plan Definitions

Photographs Forms


Did You Know?

Black and white photograph of Folsom projectile point.

Distinctive projectile points found in 1928 imbedded amongst bones from an extinct Bison stunned archeologists and changed the known date of human arrival in the new world from 3,000 years ago to more than 10,000 years ago. The points were named Folsom after the nearby town.