• 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.

Plan A Field Trip

Reservations and Fee Waivers

Educational visits may qualify for a waiver of entrance fees. Applications for fee waivers must be submitted in writing. The application can be requested by phone at 575-278-2201 x 231, e-mail, or by writing Park Ranger, Capulin Volcano National Monument, P.O. Box 40, Des Moines, New Mexico 88418.

Fee Waiver Application
Children at crater rim.
School children on a field trip view the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field from the top of Capulin Volcano.
An NPS Photo

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.