Auto Touring

The Volcano Road.
The Volcano Road, showing layers of volcanic material.



The Volcano Road leading to the crater rim is approximately two miles. Trailers and towed vehicles are prohibited.

Because the road has no shoulders, bicycles and pedestrians are only permitted when the road is closed to vehicles after park hours.

Snow, ice, and/or severe thunderstorms can also close the Volcano Road.

Current road conditions are available by calling the monument at 575-278-2201 ext. 302.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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P.O. Box 40
Des Moines, NM 88418


(575) 278-2201

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