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Capulin Volcano National Monument

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Pretty impressive

It's kind of incredible this place exists so close to lots of metro areas but I feel like a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Westminster, Colorado
Climb a Volcano for Panoramic Views

This is one of the smallest National Monuments we have visited. It has beautiful scenery and I'm... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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“cinder cone”(26 reviews)
Capulin Volcano provides beautiful views, and a reminder of the history of this remote part of New Mexico.
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's kind of incredible this place exists so close to lots of metro areas but I feel like a lot of people aren't familiar with it. On the day we went it was overcast, and I'd recommend bringing lots of warm clothes. My boys did...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SarahTSears
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the smallest National Monuments we have visited. It has beautiful scenery and I'm glad we stopped there on our road trip, but I wouldn't consider it a destination by itself. The view from the volcano is spectacular but there isn't a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolute MUST see. We rode up the first time on the Harley and visited the center which you should do. We bought a pass and could return with our son for the next five days. It had fabulous hiking! Fabulous views. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Not often do you get to view a young, dormant volcano especially near Texas. On our way back from Colorado we decided to stop after seeing the sign for years during our travels. The park ranger was very helpful but busy. Clean restrooms and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The volcano is amazing at the top. At the base, by the visitors center, there is a short nature walk which is recommended because it explains a lot in a few words. At the top, on the trail into the hole, there is a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Interesting visitor center and drive to the top of an extinct volcano in northern New Mexico - miles from everything From the parking area there are two trails - one up the side if the crater and one down into the crater - I went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We had no idea that this was here. Saw the signs as we were driving to Colorado and decided to stop. Quite neat! A relatively new volcano of about 30,000 years age. Nice drive right to the top. You can actually walk down into the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank g3times
Reviewed 18 October 2018

A short drive will take you to the crater in the top of the extinct volcano. You can see for miles & miles in all directions as you drive the road to the top. If you are in the area this is a must see!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Loved the volcano!! Stopped at the visitor center first and my son completed his junior ranger badge. Headed up to the rim of the volcano in the truck (no rvs aloud up to the top but there is a place at the visitor center you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank candisprinkles
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Neat place to hike, NO lava or active rifts or fissures either. But a real feel like you have entered a unique geological location not just another national/state/local park to explore. Prepare yourself for a challenging hike, bring your poles and cameras...

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sarah M
2 June 2018|
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Response from giuseppecincin | Reviewed this property |
I've just seen benches all over the volcano. No picnic tables actually
30 May 2018|
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Response from Nnnbeagle | Reviewed this property |
If they can walk they can make it around. There are a lot of benches for rest spots. We did not find it difficult but do not have any limitations other than a bad knee. If they need assistance walking, they can see the... More
22 June 2017|
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Response from Chuck B | Reviewed this property |
no problems its all paved