Operating Hours & Seasons

Field of sunflowers
Capulin Volcano with summer colors.

NPS R. Richman

Capulin Volcano is relatively uncrowded and quiet October through March. Visitation is lowest in January and February. Visitation is highest from April through September. July is the busiest month at the park, with approximately 15,000 visitors. Summer weekends tend to be busier than mid-week and heavy visitation can necessitate traffic control which may result in delays in visiting the volcano rim.

Park Hours

Due to building renovation Capulin Volcano's Visitor Center and Volcano Road will be closed Monday, January 2nd through Wednesday, February 28th. This renovation will strengthen structures and improve areas that have become safety concerns.

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Des Moines, NM 88418


(575) 278-2201

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