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!

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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!

 
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Things to do
Activities abound within your National Parks. Capulin offers many things from hiking to hummingbird banding.
 
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Weather and Climate
Weather can change quickly at Capulin, so visit our weather page to keep ahead.
 
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Your Safety
Your safety while enjoying the monument is important to our staff. Learn more about how you can prepare for your visit.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Des Moines, NM 88418

Phone:

(575) 278-2201

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