Capulin Volcano Trails
The Crater Rim Trail is a paved, 1 mile loop around the rim of the volcano. It is moderately difficult due to steep climbs and descents. Informational waysides provide visitors information about the surrounding features in the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. No pets. There is currently no access to the Crater Rim Trail due to Volcano Road being closed.
The Crater Vent Trail is a 0.2 mile (one-way) trail leading to the bottom of the Capulin's crater. This trail is paved and has an elevation change of 100 feet. No pets. There is currently no access to the Crater Vent Trail due to Volcano Road being closed.
The Lava Flow Trail at the base of the volcano is an unimproved, 1 mile loop that crosses one of the volcano's lava flows while providing great views of the surrounding volcanic topography. No pets.
The Boca Trail is an unimproved, 2 mile strenuous loop through the Boca area. This is the vent area at the base from which the volcano's lava flows originated. The trail provides close up views of numerous geologic features. No pets.
All trails except the Nature Trail are hiking only. No vehicles, including strollers, are allowed.
Last updated: September 29, 2019