Capulin Volcano National Monument
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|O V E R V I E W|
|Facility:||Capulin Volcano National Monument|
|Description:||Mammoths, giant bison, and short-faced bears witnessed the earthquakes and firework-like explosions which hurled molten rock thousands of feet into the air. Approximately 60,000 years ago, the rain of cooling cinders formed Capulin Volcano, a nearly perfectly-shaped cinder cone, rising more than 1000 feet above the surrounding landscape.
Some tips for your trip: Don't go during thunderstorms, as lightening can be dangerous. The highway & the park can close in the winter, during storms. It gets *hot* in the summer; be careful & take lots of water with you. And wear hats & sunscreen.
|A D D R E S S|
|Address 1:||PO Box 40|
|V I S I T I N G I N F O|
|Hours:||Winter hours are from Labor Day to Memorial Day: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Summer Hours: June 22 through August 14 - 8:00 am to 5:30
July 3, 4, 5, 18, & 19 - 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.
August 15 & 16 - 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.
August 17 through Sept 7 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
|Admission:||$5/vehicle; free with national parks pass|
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