• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Road Work

    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.


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?

Sierra Grande 2

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.