• 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.

Bicycling Information

Bicycling is not permitted on the Volcano Road during operating hours. Cyclists may ride the Volcano Road before opening in the morning or after closing in the evening.

Bicycling in the area around Capulin Volcano National Monument is not recommended as the highways are narrow with little to no shoulder, and hazardous due to fast traffic and open range cattle.

Did You Know?

Bighorn Sheep 2011

In the summer of 2011, Capulin Volcano had two unexpected sightings of Bighorn Sheep at the base of the volcano. Pressure from severe drought conditions may have forced the sheep to seek new areas for food.