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Capulin Volcano National Monument

Highway 325, 3 miles north of the junction of NM Hwy 325 and US Hwy 64/87, Capulin, NM
+1 505-278-2201
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Amazing View!

When we visited Capulin Volcano it was 72 degrees when we left our bed and breakfast that morning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bunnydog
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Oklahoma City
Don't just drive by-Make a quick stop

We have driven past several times over the many years and never stopped. It was either to late or... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James and Sandr... B
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Lufkin, Texas
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Capulin Volcano provides beautiful views, and a reminder of the history of this remote part of New Mexico.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rim trail” (23 reviews)
“cinder cone” (22 reviews)
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Highway 325, 3 miles north of the junction of NM Hwy 325 and US Hwy 64/87, Capulin, NM
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+1 505-278-2201
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When we visited Capulin Volcano it was 72 degrees when we left our bed and breakfast that morning. When we arrived at Capulin it was raining cats and dogs. As we ascended the mountain, the rain turned to snow! At the top it was 32...More

Thank Bunnydog
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have driven past several times over the many years and never stopped. It was either to late or we didn't have the time to stop or just thought it wasn't worth the time. It is worth a stop and the drive up to the...More

Thank James and Sandr... B
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the smaller National Monuments. The visitor center is still under renovation. All restrooms were latrines that I saw. The cost is $7 unless you have a National Park Pass. The drive up the volcano wasn't too bad, have been on worse roads (in...More

Thank LAB20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to see this on our way to Colorado and were not disappointed. Quite a drive up to the top, but the views are worth it. Not often you can drive up a volcano and look into the crater.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another National Monument to put on your " bucket list" ! The drive up is scary ( not many side barricades) but worth it ! View is spectacular !

Thank bpf01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here driving home from Colorado and this was a really interesting place. The volcano from the road does not look very intimidating but driving up the road..BE PREPARED. If you are scared of heights- let someone else drive. There are not really any barrier...More

Thank jessicasd23
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our visit, the first week of August, the Rangers were doing a Hummingbird census. Visitors, young and old could help with the capture and release. It was also the breeding season for Ladybugs who lay their eggs on the vegetation growing on the cone....More

Thank Clockdocto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss the super close detour off the highway for a nice stretch of the legs and exploration of nature. Unfortunately the visitor center is still under renovation but I was told the expected opening date is Oct 1. It was raining when we went...More

Thank TxSimm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center is being renovated so everything is in a small temporary building, but there are souvenirs, and National Park Stamps. There are two walking trails from the top a shorter one to the cone and a longer trail along the rim, both are...More

Thank Loves-to-RV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...you should definitetly check this out. I was heading up to Raton, NM when I saw the sign for Capulin Volcano. Being a bit of a geology nut, I turned around and drove to the volcano. Well worth the short trip off the main highway!...More

Thank Mick7Fairlee_Vermont
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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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