• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

Auto Touring

The Volcano Road.

The Volcano Road, showing layers of volcanic material.

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Driving

The Volcano Road leading to the crater rim is approximately two miles. Trailers and towed vehicles are prohibited.

Because the road has no shoulders, bicycles and pedestrians are only permitted when the road is closed to vehicles after park hours.

Snow, ice, and/or severe thunderstorms can also close the Volcano Road.

Current road conditions are available by calling the monument at 575-278-2201 ext. 302.

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.