• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Road Work

    When entering the park, watch out for road crew on April 16. Flaggers are on site to guide traffic to the visitor center. The vistor center and Volcano Road are open. Please call for more information.

People

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?

color photograph of tumuli or squeezeup

Tumuli or squeezeups usually develop when lava flows on level ground. A mound of lava is pushed up from the flow when the crust buckles, with additional pressure from the liquid lava of the flow.