Explore an Extinct Cinder Cone Volcano

Part of the 8,000 square mile Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field, Capulin Volcano showcases the volcanic geology of northeastern New Mexico.  The views are spectacular day or night, with views of 4 different states from the volcanic rim and one of the darkest night skies in the country.

Whether it's a quick stop or a day's trip, enjoy exploring the landscape of this unique volcano!

Two lane highway heading towards Capulin Volcano.

Capulin Volcano Hours of Operation

Two lane highway heading towards Capulin Volcano National Monument at sunset. This is a dormant cinder cone volcano.

Labrador retriever off leash

Capulin Volcano pet policy

Pet Labrador enjoying the nature trail, but he needs a leash.

Classic American motor home

Oversized vehicle policy

Larger vehicles over 26 feet and any trailer are not allowed on Volcano Road

A class of students poses for a group picture.

Capulin as a Classroom

For teachers to use during a visit to the volcano.

Black and white photo of cowboy with stirrups in hand on horse facing to the right.

George McJunkin

A former enslaved man becomes one the Wild West's most infamous bronc busters before making the discovery of a lifetime.

Historic photo of two women wearing hats and long black dresses standing in the grass.

Jessie Foote Jack

For many women, the winning of the American West was a time of distinct change. Gender roles were transforming.

Last updated: September 20, 2022

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46 Volcano Highway
Capulin , NM 88414


575 278-2201

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