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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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Nice side trip

Wife & I were driving from Amarillo to Denver. My wife noticed the volcano and wondered if they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TheRaginCajun2009
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Cecilia, Louisiana
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Fascinating and beautiful - absolutely worth a visit!

There is a small visitors center with informative staff, brochures, and videos, and a gift shop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny T
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Denver, Colorado
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Capulin Volcano provides beautiful views, and a reminder of the history of this remote part of New Mexico.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wife & I were driving from Amarillo to Denver. My wife noticed the volcano and wondered if they have volcanoes in NM. Sure enough not too far after that we saw the sign and decided to stop and it was awesome. They have a rim...More

Thank TheRaginCajun2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a small visitors center with informative staff, brochures, and videos, and a gift shop. There is a fee to enter unless you have a National Park Pass, in which case you'll need to show your photo ID. The road to the top of...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Couldn’t take our 32’ RV on the road due to 26’ max limit, but the gift shop is great and the trail is not bad either.

Thank Lin_Dan_2223
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Who knew that there is an inactive volcano in New Mexico? I live near Colorado Springs, Colorado, and this is about a 3 hour drive, yet I had never heard of this until recently. It is an easy drive to there, and an easy drive...More

Thank Buffer2014
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A bit out of the way, this volcano is what I would consider a classic volcano. You are able to drive to the lowest part of the rim parking lot. From there you can take a hike to bottom of the crater and if that...More

1  Thank hoef972
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! I expected beautiful views from the top, but it was spectacular! My husband is afraid of heights, and the drive up was a little unnerving, but you drive slow, the roads are plenty wide for 2 vehicles, and it doesn’t take too long before...More

1  Thank Sheryl M
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Saw the sign for the National Monument and took a side trip to visit the Volcano an visitor center. Nice scenic winding drive up the volcano and then a 1.25 mile hike around the rim, 1/4 mile hike into the base. Beautiful scenery, views, and...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were with local friends showing us the sites of the area. We stopped at the visitor's center and drove to the top. There is a large parking lot with views all around. We took the trail into the crater and walked the rim taking...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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
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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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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
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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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