Areas of Interest
Union County, New Mexico
Although long extinct, Capulin Volcano offers visitors excellent opportunities for observing and understanding volcanic formation and 10 million years of geologic history in norther New Mexico. Capulin Volcano is approximately 4 miles in circumference at the base with a crater diameter of 1450 feet and an elevation of 8182 feet at the highest point. Its an excellent site for hiking. The visitor center contains exhibits about geology, nature history, and human history of Capulin Volcano. Visit the rare gift center at Capulin Country Store to enjoy a snack.