Plan Your Visit

Planning your trip in advance can save time and money. If you are a planner, visit the links below. They will help you with all the basic information you will need to plan your trip!

Capulin Volcano National Monument is located on State Highway 325, 3 miles north of U.S. Highway 64/87.

Fees and Passes
All park visitors are required to pay an entry fee or show their America The Beautiful - Federal Lands Recreation Pass inside the Visitor Center.


Operating Hours and Seasons
Capulin Volcano is open year-round. The only days that the park will be closed are: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Oversized Vehicle Information
Travelling in a large RV or towing a trailer? Learn about their restrictions and one-way traffic control procedures.
Pets are allowed in designated areas, but they must be on a leash at all times outside the vehicle. Designated areas include: Nature Trail, Prairie Trail, Parking Areas, and Crater Rim Shelter. For more information please visit the pets page.

Coming Soon Special Use Permit
Special Use Permits are one-time permits for special events, weddings, and filming. Learn more about the process by visiting the Special Use Permit page.


Social Media
Want to keep informed of Capulin's activities, but live too far away to visit regularly? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Things to do
Activities abound within your National Parks. Capulin offers many things from hiking to hummingbird banding.
Weather and Climate
Weather can change quickly at Capulin, so visit the weather page to keep ahead.

Your Safety
Your safety while enjoying the monument is important to our staff. Learn more about how you can prepare for your visit.


Last updated: July 4, 2018

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

46 Volcano Highway
Capulin, NM 88414


575 278-2201

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