• 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 more than a century, visitors have made the trek to the top of the Capulin Volcano to be awed by the surrounding landscape. Whether traveling by horse, wagon, or car, the uniqueness of this resource and the grandeur of the view have provided opportunities for individuals to make deep-seated connections to this special place.

People have had an enduring connection with Capulin Volcano for many generations. Click on any of the links to learn about the various people who have travelled through or lived near this natural landmark thereby influencing its history and culture.

Did You Know?

Sepia tone historic photograph of Homer Farr sitting on the running board of his flag draped Model T.

The road to the top of Capulin Volcano National Monument was first constructed in 1925 by Homer J. Farr.