Volcano Road (road to the top) Closed until at least early spring 2020

Due to heavy rains, a portion of Volcano Road washed out and the entire roadway covered in debris. Volcano Road is closed to all traffic, including vehicles, foot, and bicycle, until further notice. Repairs may take months.

The Boca, Nature, and Lava Flow trails are all open, as well as the Visitor Center and Park Store.

Capulin Volcano, in the distance, is framed by gate posts and a windmill from the plains.

Learn About the History of Capulin

Capulin Volcano has been the Sentinel of the Plains for 60,000 years. Standing watch over the history of the area from Folsom Man to Today.

A Bull Elk stands in the snow outside the Visitors Center.

Learn about the Natural Side of Capulin

The dynamic landscape allows numerous plants and animals to live around the volcano. Learn more about who calls Capulin home.

Last updated: September 29, 2019

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P.O. Box 40
Des Moines, NM 88418


(575) 278-2201

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