Visitor Center Restroom Construction
Beginning Jan. 30, 2014, the visitor center restrooms will be under construction. Please check with a ranger for an available restroom if needed.
Volcano Road is Closed
Capulin Volcano National Monument is open however, the Volcano Road is closed due to unsafe driving conditions.
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?
Sierra Grande is the largest feature in the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. An andesite shield volcano, it is 5 miles in diameter and reaches an elevation of 8720 feet.