Alerts & Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,danger ,, No Smoking Due to extreme fire danger Capulin Volcano National Monument and the surrounding Union County area is under stage II fire restrictions. Smoking is prohibited within the monument at this time.

Park Closure

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Hours of Operation The Monument is staffed daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Vehicles may travel up to the volcano rim until 4:20 p.m. The road to the volcano rim closes at 4:20 p.m. daily. Monument hours will not change beginning Memorial Day.
  • Alert 2 , Severity ,closure ,, Weather Forecast Please check the weather forecast prior to your arrival. Lightning, road washouts, or snow and ice may result in a closure of Volcano Road and the volcano rim.


Last updated: March 23, 2016

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P.O. Box 40
Des Moines, NM 88418


(575) 278-2201

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