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.
How to Obtain a Research and Collection Permit for Capulin Volcano National Monument
Persons wishing to conduct scientific research in Capulin Volcano National Monument can apply for a Research and Collection Permit through the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System website. This is done by selecting “Submit applications for research permits” and following the instructions on the screen. The application form can be filled out and submitted electronically from the website. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the instruction set and general guidelines posted on the website prior to completing the Application Form (see “Application FAQs” and “Permit FAQs”).
Did You Know?
Capulin Volcano is just one of about one hundred volcanic features in the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field which covers about 8000 square miles in northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado.