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Near Capulin in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument

 
 
Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
1. Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument Marker
Inscription. Capulin Volcano directly in front of you is a dramatic example of the volcanic processes that shaped northeastern New Mexico. Capulin Volcano National Monument preserves this classic cinder cone. About 60,000 years ago thunderous explosions sent molten rock thousands of feet into the air, which cooled and fell to build a cone nearly as tall as the Empire State Building. Today the forested volcano provides habitat for mule deer, wild turkey, black bear, and other wildlife.

The 2-mile road to the summit and paved trails in the crater around its rim provide access to the volcano. The spectacular views of the surrounding provide an introduction to the western volcanic landscape.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 46.721′ N, 103° 58.788′ W. Marker is near Capulin, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is on Volcano Road half a mile east of State Road 325, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Capulin Volcano National Monument Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 Volcano Road, Capulin NM 88414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Making A Monument (approx. half a mile away);
Capulin Volcano image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
2. Capulin Volcano
The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field (approx. half a mile away); Grasslands Meet Mountains (approx. half a mile away); Building a Cinder Cone (approx. half a mile away); Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sarah "Sally" J. Rooke / New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative (approx. 5.7 miles away); Sierra Grande (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capulin.
 
Regarding Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument. There is a fee to go to the top of the volcano. Pay at the visitors center.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the National Monument. (Submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Capulin Volcano National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
3. Capulin Volcano National Monument
View from volcano. (Horseshoe Crater in background) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
4. View from volcano. (Horseshoe Crater in background)
Volcano and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
5. Volcano and marker.
Piece of volcanic rock near visitors center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
6. Piece of volcanic rock near visitors center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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