• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Road Work

    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.

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?

Sierra Grande 2

Sierra Grande is the largest feature in the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. An andesite shield volcano, it is 5 miles in diameter and reaches an elevation of 8720 feet.