Elevations in the park range from approximately 7,000 feet to 8,182 feet on the crater rim. Windy conditions may exist at the top of the volcano.
Summers are mild (highs in the mid-80s). Thunderstorms are common in July and August. Light jackets may be needed during the summer.
Winters are cold, and blizzards may result in temporary park closures. Warm and layered clothing should be worn the rest of the year. Current volcano road conditions may be provided by calling (575) 278-2201 x302.
Did You Know?
Sierra Grande is the largest feature in the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. An andesite shield volcano, it is 5 miles in diameter and reaches an elevation of 8720 feet.