Alerts & Conditions


Park Closure

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Buses, RV's, all Trailers, Vehicles over 26 feet! Vehicles 26ft & over are prohibited to drive to the top of the volcano. Trailers may be left in the lot at the base of the volcano. Vehicles over 26ft are unable to maintain their lanes. Special arrangements may be possible for CDL drivers with permits.
  • Alert 2 , 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.


Last updated: March 23, 2016

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P.O. Box 40
Des Moines, NM 88418


(575) 278-2201

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