• 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.

Indoor Activities

Visitor Center

Capulin Volcano Visitor Center

The Visitor Center, located at the base of Capulin Volcano, serves as the park's main educational center and an interactive learning area for visitors of all ages. In addition to an information desk and bookstore, the Visitor Center contains exhibits, a touch table, and dioramas about geology, natural history and the human history of Capulin Volcano. A small auditorium also provides opportunities for ranger-led programs and video presentations on a variety of topics.

Park Film

“Capulin Volcano”

This 10 minute film shown in the Visitor Center auditorium details the story of Capulin's eruption and the surrounding Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. The film features the area’s dramatic volcanic landscape and the unique habitat, rich with life, existing on this mountain of ash and cinder.

WNPA bookstore


Western National Parks Association Bookstore

The sales outlet in the Visitor Center carries books, souvenirs, postcards, and numerous other items related to the park and its many stories. Items are available for children and adults with an educational focus. Books and information are also available on the surrounding region and other nearby National Park sites. A portion of all sales benefits the park's interpretive program.

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.