• 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.

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Fort Union NM

Fort Union National Monument

Fort Union National Monument
(505) 425-8025
Distance from Capulin Volcano: 126 miles

Fort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During its forty-year history, three different forts were constructed close together. The third Fort Union was the largest in the American Southwest, and functioned as a military garrison, territorial arsenal, and military supply depot for the southwest.

 
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Bent's Old Fort

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
(719) 383-5010
Distance from Capulin Volcano: 141 miles

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840's adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and Plains Indian tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations, and special events.

 
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
(806) 857-3151
Distance from Capulin Volcano: 172 miles

Lake Meredith lies on the dry and windswept southern high plains of the Texas Panhandle. The lake was created to supply water for 11 cities and to create recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, waterskiing, sailing, scuba diving, and swimming. The backcountry surrounding the lake provides areas for hunting, camping, horseback riding, and hiking.

 
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
(719) 378-6399
Distance from Capulin Volcano: 175 miles

Nestled in southern Colorado, North America's tallest dunes rise against the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Resources include alpine lakes and tundra, mountains, ancient spruce and pine forests, large stands of aspen and cottonwood, grasslands, and wetlands.

 
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Pecos National Historical Park

Pecos National Historical Park
(505) 757-7200
Distance from Capulin Volcano: 180 miles

Pecos preserves 12,000 years of history including the ancient pueblo of Pecos, two Spanish Colonial Missions, Santa Fe Trail sites, 20th century ranch history of Forked Lightning Ranch, and the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass.

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Folsom Museum

Folsom Museum

Folsom Museum
(575) 278-2122
Distance from Capulin Volcano: 7 miles

Dedicated to the preservation of the history of the local area, Folsom Museum is a small museum located in the nearby town of Folsom, New Mexico. Artifacts related to pioneer history and the settlement of the high plains can be found in this rural gem.

 
Surgarite Canyon State Park

Surgarite Canyon State Park

Sugarite Canyon State Park
(575) 445-5607
Distance from Capulin Volcano: 45 miles

Sugarite Canyon is the former site of an early 1900's coal mine. The park offers two campgrounds, hiking trails, two lakes, fishing access, and an interpretive trail about the park's mining past.

 
Clayton Lake State Park

Clayton Lake State Park

Clayton Lake State Park
(575) 374-8808
Distance from Capulin Volcano: 73 miles

Set among rolling grasslands, Clayton Lake State Park offers outstanding fishing. Four state-record walleyes have been caught since 1980. Along the spillway, more than 500 dinosaur footprints have been preserved and identified. Interpretive markers identify significant tracks and paleontological features on the walk.

 

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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.