Construction Road Closures
Contact: Ty Labeth, 575-278-2201
For your safety and to better protect monument resources, stabilization of Capulin Volcano National Monument's Volcano Road and adjacent hillslope areas will begin early December 2011 and last through early May 2012. This is a joint project between the National Park Service and Federal Highways Administration.
To ensure visitor and contractor safety during construction, the Volcano Road will be open to visitors as follows:
• Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to noon
The Visitor Center will remain open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. throughout the construction project. Please plan your trip in advance as there may be intermittent closures and 30 minute delays when driving to the rim parking lot.
For further information about this project and access please call 575-278-2201.
Capulin Volcano National Monument, a unit of the National Park System, preserves "…a striking example of a recent extinct volcano." The park is located on Highway 325, 3 miles north of the town of Capulin, NM, 30 miles east of Raton, NM, and 56 miles west of Clayton, NM. For more about Capulin Volcano and the National Park Service, check out our website www.nps.gov/cavo or find us on Facebook.
Did You Know?
In 1933, Capulin Mountain National Monument was the recipient of a Civil Works Project. The project employed twenty-four local men to improve the park's infrastructure which included the road to the rim of the volcano. More...