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.
Capulin Volcano National Monument was designated August 9, 1916 under the direction of President Woodrow Wilson.
In 1891, previous to the national monument designation, Capulin Volcano and the land surrounding were withdrawn from "settlement, entry or other disposition under any of the public land laws until such time as Congress may see fit."
Gross Area Acres - 793
Did You Know?
Desert plants such as cacti may be found in the monument as the average yearly rainfall is only 15 inches.