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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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Okay for impaired, and good for those that can do some hiking

We first stopped at the Visitor Center and watched the 10 minute movie explaining the history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ranles76
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Escondido
Take the Rim Hike

The Visitor Center is very small, but has a few interesting signs and a 10-minute movie. There is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
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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” (27 reviews)
“cinder cone” (24 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"
in 27 reviews
"cinder cone"
in 24 reviews
"national monument"
in 37 reviews
"visitor center"
in 51 reviews
"new mexico"
in 52 reviews
"parking area"
in 18 reviews
"junior ranger program"
in 4 reviews
"paved road"
in 9 reviews
"volcanic rock"
in 6 reviews
"ranger station"
in 9 reviews
"mile hike"
in 10 reviews
"lava flow"
in 9 reviews
"great stop"
in 12 reviews
"bring water"
in 7 reviews
"mule deer"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
in 21 reviews
"picnic area"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We first stopped at the Visitor Center and watched the 10 minute movie explaining the history. There is a 10 minute walk behind the VC with placards identifying the plants and shrubs. This area is accessible. There is a windy road up to the parking...More

Thank ranles76
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Visitor Center is very small, but has a few interesting signs and a 10-minute movie. There is a Junior Ranger program and good staff--Ranger Sam and Ranger Diana were very helpful. The rim hike was very rewarding for its great 360 degree views, interesting...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A steep 2 mile climb from the visitors center to the top is worth it. But don't go if your afraid of heights or driving without a guard rail on a steep overhang. The view is amazing. There are trails on top that circle the...More

Thank ki0ki
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have you ever stood in the center of a volcano crater? This place gives you a chance to do just that. After a short drive to the top of the cone, you can take a quick hike down into the crater. It is a little...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have driven past here numerous times and not been able to stop because of time constraints. This time we were determined to stop at the park. So worth it. Be sure to arrive early because once the parking lot fills up at the rim,...More

Thank Chelsea P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this from the main road and decided to make the trip see it. It was so cool driving up around the volcano. The kids were scared that we were going to fall off. There isn’t much to do when you reach the top...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early to make sure to get to the rim without delay. It was nice to walk around before everyone. We saw and heard a lot of birds. The rim and vent are not bad but Boca is rather unimpressive and just a hike....More

Thank Sweetra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit in New Mexico, west side. We were driving down from Colorado. This place is amazing, absolutely a must if you like nature and volcanos. It's an old volcano, you can see the shape from the road. There are only plains, huge...More

Thank Giuseppe C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way from Taos, NM to Dodge City, my wife and I decided to visit Capulin Volcano National Monument. It was on our way and a nice checkpoint to get out to stretch the legs. Capulin Volcano is in the NE quadrant of New...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Capulin is interesting and if you like history it's definitely worth a stop. The views from the top were great but you can probably see most everything in an hour or so. We hiked around the rim and into the crater and even saw some...More

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Sarah M
2 June 2018|
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Response from Giuseppe C | Reviewed this property |
I've just seen benches all over the volcano. No picnic tables actually
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30 May 2018|
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Response from W285JUluiss | Reviewed this property |
Sue Ray, Did not venture down the crater as we were barely had time to enjoy the views from the rim ( closing time). I did find this in the nation parks service website though. “The Crater Vent Trail is a 0.2 mile... More
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Lindi L
22 June 2017|
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Response from Chuck B | Reviewed this property |
no problems its all paved
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