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.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Reptiles and amphibians are cold-blooded animals whose bodies take on the temperature of their surroundings. They may be seen basking in the sun on warm rocks that make up the mountain. Cool nights usually send them into burrows or crevices to keep warm.
Several species of snakes and lizards inhabit the monument. Amphibians are somewhat less numerous since there is no permanent water source in the park.
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Did You Know?
Despite its small size, roughly 800 acres, Capulin Volcano National Monument still has predators that hunt within the park’s boundaries. These predators include both Black bear and Cougar.