Capulin Volcano sits within a landscape of mountains, mesas, and plains with just a touch of desert. Elevations in the park ranges from approximately 7,000 feet to 8,182 feet on the crater rim where windy conditions often exist.
Weather conditions here can change quite rapidly as storms cells move into this area from higher elevations in the west. As the cells drop down from the mountains they intensify due to the deeper moisture of the plains often bringing high winds, hail, and lightning. For forecasts and current weather conditions, please visit the National Weather Service website for Capluin Volcano National Monument.