Capulin Volcano National Monument

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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.
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Address 1:PO Box 40
Address 2:
City:Capulin
State/Province:NM
Zip Code:88414
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
Telephone:(575) 278-2201
Website:http://www.nps.gov/cavo/index.htm
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