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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 views

This was a quick side stop with great views. We made our stop short. The parking is so limited that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cedar4604
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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Very cool place!

Interesting history, geology, biology and anthropology all come together at this unique National... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
greenjay1
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Williams, Arizona
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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” (21 reviews)
“rim trail” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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 6 days ago via mobile

This was a quick side stop with great views. We made our stop short. The parking is so limited that the Rangers hold cars down below until cars come back down.

Thank cedar4604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history, geology, biology and anthropology all come together at this unique National Monument. Stop at the visitor center to get info and orientation then, drive the paved road to near the peak. The views are incredible! There is a paved path that goes around...More

Thank greenjay1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove over just before closing and they allowed us to drive up to get the view. Spectacular! Would have loved to have had time to hike some of the short trails to the very top.

Thank NoIberostarFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For decades, I've been going to Colorado; driving right past Capulin Volcano. This time, on a motorcycle trip with five friends, we put Capulin Volcano National Monument on the itinerary. It's about 10 hours riding time from Dallas; right on the way to our first...More

Thank UltraLimitedTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It really is unlike anything I have ever driven on before. Beautiful views At the time of our trip it was $7 per car to drive to the top. Well worth it. Not far off the road but a wonderful place to visit.

Thank 6inaSuburban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 3 of us, our teenage son, wife and myself. Staff at the entrance was friendly and informative. You drive to a parking spot near the top and then there are two paths to hike/walk. The short path is to the cone of the...More

1  Thank 318bks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came upon this by accident and decided to stop. We were really glad we did. We drove near the top and then walked up a little way enjoying the views of the area. We could see rain storms in the distance and it was just...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we stopped. It was a great place for our kids to get out of the car & walk for a while. We ended up staying 2 hrs here. Bring your walking shoes & water. We also pushed our toddler in a stroller around....More

1  Thank Clea428
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was one of the best "stop-along-the-way" we have had. It has an absolutely breath taking view and very educational as well (thanks to the park's staff).

Thank ar20151111
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a simple, yet, great place to visit. Where else can you drive to the top of a volcano and get a great view for miles around. Note that the volcano sits at nearly 8000 feet in elevation and there are 2 major hiking...More

1  Thank RFoley44
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Lindi L
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Chuck B | Reviewed this property |
no problems its all paved
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Kelli S
March 15, 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
August 4, 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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