Guided Tours

During the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day), interpretive programs and demonstrations covering a variety of topics are offered most days at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. when staffing allows, and by special arrangement by contacting Park Ranger Dan kish at (575) 278-2201 x 247. Rangers are also typically available on trails and in the visitor center to answer questions.
A park ranger is giving a presentation.  She stands facing the camera while holding a rock outward toward a group of five children who are focused on her explanation.  The ranger is wearing a classic ballcap, button-up shirt with name tag and badge.
Park Rangers at Capulin explain features of Capulin Volcano and the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field.

Photo: NPS


Available Programs May Include:

Operation Hummingbird- The park is abuzz with these flighty feathered creatures. Help us monitor them by learning about their contribution to climate change. (Banding most Fridays during summer at 8:00 a.m.)

I Lava Volcanoes!- Learn about the geological processes that formed the Raton-Clayton volcanic field and Capulin Volcano.

Rangers Wear Many Hats- Ever wonder what Rangers do at a National Park? Come see the many hats that Rangers wear!

The Diverse Life- New Mexico is a uniquely diverse land with a wide variety of flora and fauna that co-exist in a delicate balance. Explore the Capulin Volcano and learn about its biodiversity.

The Park After Dark- New Mexico's night sky is a cultural treasur that many have viewed in awe and appreciation. Due to minimal light pollution, Capulin Volcano has one of the best, and well preserved night skies in the nation, and is recognized by the International Dark Sky Association. Contact the park for program dates and times.

Last updated: July 17, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Des Moines, NM 88418


(575) 278-2201

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