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?
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.