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Capulin Volcano National Monument

44 Volcano Road, 3 miles north of the junction of NM Hwy 325 and US Hwy 64/87, Capulin, NM 88414-4412
+1 505-278-2201
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The Best: highest recommendation.

View is the best: history is interesting. Best road side attraction. Take time to see it: winter or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
phardinger
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Bossier City, Louisiana
A great national monument

We went into park and the ranger was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We went to the top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara A
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Capulin Volcano provides beautiful views, and a reminder of the history of this remote part of New Mexico.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rim trail” (26 reviews)
“cinder cone” (23 reviews)
LOCATION
44 Volcano Road, 3 miles north of the junction of NM Hwy 325 and US Hwy 64/87, Capulin, NM 88414-4412
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+1 505-278-2201
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"rim trail"
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"cinder cone"
in 23 reviews
"national monument"
in 36 reviews
"visitor center"
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"new mexico"
in 49 reviews
"parking area"
in 17 reviews
"junior ranger program"
in 4 reviews
"volcanic rock"
in 6 reviews
"paved road"
in 8 reviews
"saw deer"
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"mile hike"
in 10 reviews
"great stop"
in 12 reviews
"lava flow"
in 9 reviews
"mule deer"
in 6 reviews
"park ranger"
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"gift shop"
in 21 reviews
"picnic area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

View is the best: history is interesting. Best road side attraction. Take time to see it: winter or summer. Everybody gets a speeding ticket at Capulin. I usually fly Denver to Dallas for my job but really like Capulin so decided to drive from now...More

Thank phardinger
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went into park and the ranger was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We went to the top of the volcano buy car and there are 1 to 2 hour hiking trail. It was very windy so we did not hike but it is an excellent...More

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving back to Denver from Santa Fe and decided to check out Capulin Volcano National Monument. We did the hike around the rim of the volcano. It was a nice way to stretch our leg in the middle of the trip. I wouldn't...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped last week, and the day before the road and trails had been closed for ice. We stopped at the visitor center and had a quick picnic lunch before driving up the hill. I had seen a dramatic Facebook post about the road to...More

Thank SoDakMommy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited over spring break with my husband and 7-year old grandson. We go to Colorado a couple of times every winter and had never bothered to stop. Since we had our grandchild with us and had some extra time we decided to check out the...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This has been set aside as a National Monument as it is the only nearly perfectly shaped cinder cone volcano in the USA. Located just north of Clayton and south of Raton on US 87. The road is in good condition and will take you...More

Thank W285JUluiss
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

So worth the stop. This is a unique place. There are two trails at the top, one that takes you around the rim and the other down inside. The views are beautiful. Highly recommended.

Thank blnd2nv
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Your trip to Capulin will start at the Visitor's Center. It's about $15 per car to drive to the top of the volcano. (The road is paved the whole way and it's not very steep- it winds around the volcano. Most cars should be able...More

Thank BowTiesAreShiny
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Not to be missed if in the area. Take the 45 minutes to an hour to visit the top and walk the crater. Informational plaques tell a facanating story of the geological and historical evolution of this national monument. Bundle up in cold weather since...More

Thank looselips2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We were headed back to Oklahoma when we came across Capulin Volcano. The views were nothing less than extraordinary. The hike around the volcano was straight up and then straight down so bring you good walking shoes! We spent about two hours here and thoroughly...More

Thank Andreanna N
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Lindi L
23 June 2017|
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Response from Chuck B | Reviewed this property |
no problems its all paved
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Kelli S
15 March 2017|
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Response from lowemanc | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can leave your trailer. They have an area in the parking area for you to do that. I have done it several times. This is a great attraction.
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Triplets2001
4 August 2015|
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Response from DallasTXSteve | Reviewed this property |
I remember reading that pets are not allowed on the trails, but there were people with a small Cocker Spaniel heading up the rim while I was there in February, 2016. The ranger is all the way down at the base, so unless... More
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