• 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.

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 bear

Despite its small size, roughly 800 acres, Capulin Volcano National Monument still has predators that hunt within the park’s boundaries. These predators include both Black bear and Cougar.