• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

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?

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.