Capulin Volcano road

Capulin Volcano Road

Capulin Volcano Road is a 2-mile paved road spiraling to the volcano rim, located in the High Plains of northeastern New Mexico, USA. The road climbs up to 1,200 feet above the sea level and it’s one of the most accessible volcanoes in the world.

The surface of the road is asphalt, and trailers and towed vehicles are prohibited. Bicycles and pedestrians are only permitted when the road is closed to vehicles after park hours. Due its climb in elevation over thousands of feet, and pass through remote areas, it is important when driving in these conditions to be prepared. Check weather forecasts before leaving home, and remember that it becomes cooler and often more prone to storms at higher elevations. Be prepared with jackets, water, and emergency kit in your car.