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Capulin Volcano National Monument

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Address: 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
08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30

Capulin Volcano provides beautiful views, and a reminder of the history of...

Capulin Volcano provides beautiful views, and a reminder of the history of this remote part of New Mexico.

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Visited first part of May, 2017. Paved road to top of Volcano is an easy drive. There are great views from the top of desert areas and far away mountain ranges. The trail to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bellvue, Colorado
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Bellvue, Colorado
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103 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited first part of May, 2017. Paved road to top of Volcano is an easy drive. There are great views from the top of desert areas and far away mountain ranges. The trail to the crater vent site was closed due to snow. The view of the vent area is good from the observation area attached to the parking area.... More 

Thank Poudre1
Bixby, Oklahoma
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids loved it. I don't recommend the drive up if you're afraid of heights. The views are awesome and you can climb to the top ridges or down inside the crater.

Thank shaysmarch74
Yuma, Arizona
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149 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a hood hike but the flys were horrible. The walk was doable. Took less than an hour. The visitor center was under construction so not much to see there. Couple geocaches on the volcano its self. Oh did I mention the flys, honorific. There is a connection between this volcano and the alibates flint in the pan handle... More 

Thank Chuck B
Aurora, Colorado
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85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very nice visitors center that shows a film about a volcano that just appeared in a farmers field. Very nice views from the top of the volcano. Nice walk around the top.

1 Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Choctaw, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a must see if you are in north-east New Mexico! The views as you ascend the volcano rim are spectacular. Make sure you are prepared to hike because it is quite a vertical challenge, especially if you are older or have physical problems. The trail is paved so that makes it better but some inclines are about 60... More 

1 Thank GrayHulkster
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stopped on our way back to Texas from Colorado. It is in the middle of nowhere and is a great place to stop and stretch your legs. There is a visitor's center at the bottom, however, it is being renovated currently, so there is only a small temporary building to go in and pay and port-a-pottys (but they are... More 

1 Thank twinplets5
Naperville, Illinois
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619 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

A really cool national park. You see it on the horizon fro a while away, but when you get there you realize how high it really is. There is a visitor center at the base but take the few minute drive up to the top to see the view and the the crater. A great place to explore.

1 Thank mja1982
Joplin, Missouri
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were driving on the highway and saw what we thought was a volcano from the road. We pulled off the highway and lo and behold it actually was a volcano. Unfortunately we didn't make it while the park was open but the view from outside the park was spectacular. This is a place I am dying to go to... More 

1 Thank Haba1ba
Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Beautiful drive to top of the volcano with great views. Hiked down into the bottom of it was enjoyable

1 Thank Dory J
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81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Beautiful views from every vantage point. It's just $7 to drive up to the top and enjoy the hiking trails. The visitors center, gift shop and small museum-ish area is clean and so very informative - adults and kids thoroughly enjoyed. As you hike the well cared for, paved pathways to the bottom of the volcano and up and around... More 

1 Thank M R

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