Visitor Center Restroom Construction
Beginning Jan. 30, 2014, the visitor center restrooms will be under construction. Please check with a ranger for an available restroom if needed.
Volcano Road is Closed
Capulin Volcano National Monument is open however, the Volcano Road is closed due to unsafe driving conditions.
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Opportunities to explore Capulin Volcano from top to bottom are available for all ages and abilities. The Volcano Road provides vehicle access to the top, winding around the volcano with spectacular views in all directions, as well as into the crater. Hiking trails vary from the paved Crater Rim Trail at the top, to unimproved trails winding around Capulin's base.
Hiking or bicycling the Volcano Road is only permitted in the morning before the gate opens to vehicles, and in the evenings after gate closing. This is due to the narrow and winding nature of the road.
Did You Know?
Solidago capulinensis is a species of Goldenrod that cannot be found growing wild anywhere but the slopes of Capulin Volcano.