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?
Solidago capulinensis is a species of Goldenrod that cannot be found growing wild anywhere but the slopes of Capulin Volcano.