Summer Hours Change
On May 24, 2013, Capulin Volcano National Monument will be tranisitioning to our summer hours. The park will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The road to the volcano rim will be accessible until 4:50 p.m.
Capulin Volcano is easily accessed via a 2 mile road to the volcano rim. The road is 2 lanes and paved but follows the curve of the mountain which limits the size of vehicles able to pass each other comfortably.
Oversized Vehicle Accommodation
The Monument's compendium states the maximum size of a vehicle allowed on the Volcano Road is 26 feet in length and/or 8 feet in width. In order to accommodate large vehicles (motorhomes, buses, etc.), we must stop traffic. We will try our best to accommodate visitors who have larger vehicles, but accommodation will depend upon staffing and the number of vehicles at the top of the volcano.
Did You Know?
The crater of Capulin Volcano is 1 mile in circumference and a paved trail allows visitors to travel around the rim.