• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Road Work

    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.


National Park areas contain much of our national heritage. Caring for this natural and cultural heritage requires thorough and thoughtful planning to pass these irreplaceable resources on to future generations while providing for the best possible visitor experience today.
color photograph of park service staff examining eroding gully by volcano road
The road to the top of the volcano cuts through a mountain built of loose debris from the eruption. Erosion from this roadcut must be monitored regularly and requires constant maintenance and management.
NPS photo

Did You Know?

Sepia tone historic photograph of Homer Farr sitting on the running board of his flag draped Model T.

The road to the top of Capulin Volcano National Monument was first constructed in 1925 by Homer J. Farr.