Capulin, New Mexico: Drive to Rim of Volcano

Although extinct for centuries, the Capulin Volcano has a parking lot at its rim, and a trail that leads down into its mouth. Hope it stays extinct....

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Drive to Rim of Volcano

Beautiful scenery! Bring your binoculars for a chance sighting of mule deer on the side of the crater.

[Jamee, 10/05/2016]


Capulin Volcano National Monument

Capulin Volcano is worth taking note of as you drive by. If you have time there's a paved road that spirals around the volcano, and visitors can drive up to a parking lot at the rim. Hiking trails circle the rim as well as lead down into the mouth of the volcano. The visitor center features exhibits about the volcano and the area's geology, natural and cultural history, and offers educational programs about volcanoes. There is also a video presentation about the volcano.

[JB, 06/05/2016]

Drive to Rim of Volcano

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Hwy 325, Capulin, NM
Capulin Volcano National Monument. Nine miles west of Des Moines on US Hwy 64/87, between mileposts 377 and 378. From US Hwy 64/87 turn north onto Hwy 325. Drive three miles. Turn right onto the crater rim drive.
$20 per vehicle.
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