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.
Centennial Initiative 2016
On August 25, 2006, the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne launched the National Park Centennial Initiative to prepare national parks for another century of conservation, preservation and enjoyment. Since then the National Park Service asked citizens, park partners, experts and other stakeholders what they envisioned for a second century of national parks.
A nationwide series of more than 40 listening sessions produced more than 6,000 comments that helped to shape five centennial goals. The goals and vision were presented to President Bush and to the American People on May 31st in a report called The Future of America's National Parks.Every national park staff took their lead from this report and created centennial strategies to describe their vision and desired accomplishments by 2016. This is just the first year, and there are many great things to come as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate 100 years!
To keep up with the Centennial Initiative and to experience the interactive version of The Future of America's National Parks and special features please visit the centennial website at www.nps.gov/2016.
Did You Know?
Capulin Volcano is approximately 4 miles in circumference at the base with a crater diameter of 1450 feet and an elevation of 8182 feet at the highest point.