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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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drive to the top

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank mja1982
Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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

Thank Dory J
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank M R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Our national parks and monuments trip included Capulin. Paved road coils around volcano to take you to rim, for hike into extinct volcano over sixty thousand years old or take in views from rim at 8000+ feet. Visitor center includes film, geology of area, why volcano is Sentinel of the Plains.

Thank Angela S
Southern USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We drove over in the afternoon from Raton. On the way we enjoyed beautiful views of a huge ranch, herds of antelope, old buildings and the distant peaks. The Visitors Center was our first stop. The lady there was very nice and helped me to plan our visit. She said from the top we could see five states, NM, CO,... More 

Thank GAWanderer
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A must see if you want to walk into and on top of a "classic" volcano. Fascinating place and fabulous views w/ good info boards. Nice visitor center. Worth the side trip!

Thank caroline m
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have passed by the sign on I-25 for years and finally had time to visit. It's only 30 minutes from I-25. I highly recommend this place. I walked the entire rim, and the views were incredible. You could all the way to Oklahoma. The lava flows were really interesting. This is a great place to take kids to discover... More 

Thank Andrew D
Hewitt, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Went very early in morning. Had our own private hike around crater trail and the vent trail. Amazing!

Thank Dana Kay G
Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Capulin Volcano is an extinct volcano located in NE New Mexico. A paved road spirals around the volcano so visitors can drive to the top. The drive up and down offers a spectacular view of the surrounding area. My husband and I walked the crater vent trail which is paved and descends 105 feet to the bottom. The interior... More 

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