• 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.

Traffic & Travel Tips

Highway Construction
Hwy 64/87 between Raton and Clayton is currently undergoing construction. Delays may be encountered, with the possibility of sections of the road being reduced to one-lane with a pilot car escort. Sections of the road may also be reduced to a 45 MPH speed limit; tickets are written for violations. Allow extra travel time to get to Capulin Volcano National Monument.

Vehicle Limits
No trailers or towed vehicles are permitted on the Volcano Road. If you are towing a trailer, it will have to be unhitched and left at the visitor center. If you are driving an RV towing a vehicle, you will have to unhitch and drive the smaller vehicle to the rim.


Oversized Vehicle Accommodation
The Monument's compendium states the maximum size of a vehicle allowed on the Volcano Road is 26 feet in length and/or 8 feet in width. We will try our best to accommodate visitors who have larger vehicles, but accommodation will depend upon staffing and the number of vehicles at the top of the volcano.

Did You Know?

Bighorn Sheep 2011

In the summer of 2011, Capulin Volcano had two unexpected sightings of Bighorn Sheep at the base of the volcano. Pressure from severe drought conditions may have forced the sheep to seek new areas for food.