• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Road Work

    When entering the park, watch out for road crew on April 16. Flaggers are on site to guide traffic to the visitor center. The vistor center and Volcano Road are open. Please call for more information.

Auto Touring

The Volcano Road.

The Volcano Road, showing layers of volcanic material.



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?

Blue Grama

Capulin Volcano is a meeting place for the prairie of the Great Plains and the forests of the Rocky Mountains making it home to the state grass of New Mexico, Blue Grama grass, and the state tree, the Piñon pine.