• 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.


Lodging and camping are not available within Capulin Volcano National Monument.

Capulin, NM, 3 miles from the monument, has an RV and tent campground with some cabins for rent.

Des Moines, 12 miles east, has one small local motel.

Raton, NM, 30 miles west, and Clayton, NM, 58 miles east, have numerous local and national chain motels. Commercial campgrounds and state parks are also available in both Raton and Clayton.

Did You Know?

Blue Grama

Capulin Volcano is a meeting place for the prairie of the Great Plains and the forests of the Rocky Mountains making it home to the state grass of New Mexico, Blue Grama grass, and the state tree, the Piñon pine.