Capulin Volcano National Monument


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Capulin Volcano National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Capulin Volcano National Monument

Address:PO Box 40
Capulin, NM 88414

Phone:505-278-2201
Fax:505-278-2211
Web: www.nps.gov/cavo/
Size: 793 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on August 9, 1916, as Capulin Mountain National Monument; name changed on December 31, 1987.
Location:In the northeastern corner of New Mexico. Park entrance is via NM 325, 3 miles north of the town of Capulin. Capulin is 58 miles west of Clayton on US 64 and 87, and 30 miles east of Raton and I-25.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, auto touring, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:Approximately 60,000 years ago, the rain of cooling cinders formed Capulin Volcano, a nearly perfectly-symmetrical cinder cone, rising more than 1000 feet above the surrounding landscape. A two-mile paved road to the top of the volcano and paved trails into the crater and around its rim provide visitors an unusual opportunity to see the inside of a volcano.

See other parks in New Mexico.