• 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.

Your Safety

color photograph of lightning bolt striking mesa
Thunderstorms are common in July and August and can be quite severe. Several mule deer and one of the park benches have been struck on the trail around the crater rim. Severe weather may close the road and/or trails at the volcano.
color photograph of rattlesnake poised to strike
Rattlesnakes are found within the monument. Stay on developed trails for safe hiking.
The Volcano Road, which leads to the rim, is approximately two miles long. Snow, ice accumulation, and/or severe thunderstorms can also close the Volcano Road. Current road conditions are available by calling monument headquarters at 575-278-2201 x302.

Did You Know?

Color photograph by David Umbach of lizard peeking over edge of rock.

Lizards and other reptiles need to warm up in the sun. Visitors to Capulin Volcano often see lizards scurry into rock crevices when startled.