• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

Park Statistics

Stats
Visitation statistics for the last five years.
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Designations

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In 1891, previous to the national monument designation, Capulin Volcano and the land surrounding were withdrawn from "settlement, entry or other disposition under any of the public land laws until such time as Congress may see fit."

 
Acreage

Gross Area Acres - 793


Did You Know?

Black and white photograph of Folsom projectile point.

Distinctive projectile points found in 1928 imbedded amongst bones from an extinct Bison stunned archeologists and changed the known date of human arrival in the new world from 3,000 years ago to more than 10,000 years ago. The points were named Folsom after the nearby town.