Capulin Volcano Climber's Log

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Scott - Jan 16, 2024 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2023

Capulin Volcano  Sucess!

4/9/2024: I got up early and climbed Capulin Volcano and hiked La Boca Trail before work.

3/20/2024: After work Kim and I climbed Capulin Volcano, hiked into the crater, and climbed Mud Hill Volcano.

3/5/2024: After work I hiked Capulin Volcano.

2/29/2024: I had to be in Trinidad in the morning so I woke up early in order to climb Capulin Volcano as soon as it opened.

2/13/2024: After work I climbed Capulin Mountain and then around sunset the Lava Flow Trail and part of the Boca Trail. The trails are supposed to be closed after dark so that's all I had time for. I saw lots of deer on the mountain.

1/29/2024: Early and before work I climbed Capulin Volcano on a nice morning.

1/23/2024: Early in the morning and before work I climbed Capulin Mountain. The frost was a bit icy, but that was the only difficulty.

12/17/2023: I had to travel to Trinidad Colorado for work so in the afternoon I hopped the border to New Mexico and climbed Capulin Volcano. I also hiked to the bottom of the crater. Since the national monument Trails close at 4:15 PM that's all I had time for.

Hiking Metal Maniac

Hiking Metal Maniac - Jul 18, 2022 12:10 am Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2021

Just a paved trail!   Sucess!

From the parking lot, did the loop trail around the rim, hitting the high point along the way. At the end, also ventured down into the crater.


jdzaharia - Oct 6, 2021 11:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2019

Surprisingly Spectacular  Sucess!

I had driven by this peak many times and had not taken the time to stop at the National Monument. Very nice place to learn and take a short hike.


McCannster - Jan 4, 2021 7:45 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2021

Golden hour  Sucess!

Caught the pre-sunset light after doing Sierra Grande earlier in the day. Nice, quiet walk around the rim, not too many people. Sweet spot!


BKiser90 - Mar 25, 2019 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2019

On the Way Home  Sucess!

Hiked all the trails at Capulin on the way home from Black Mesa. It is a wonderful little monument with beautiful 360 degree panoramas. Don't forget the trails at the base of the volcano. They are short and cover some fun terrain.

rockymountain_guac - Jul 3, 2018 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2014

Stopped along the road  Sucess!

Middle of Nowhere


wannabepeakbagger - May 7, 2018 7:46 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2018

Nice rim walk  Sucess!

Came here once before and it was socked in. Today, the sky was clear and it was pretty breezy at the top. Hiked the paved rim trail and got pretty nice views in all directions. Well worth the hike. The $15 vehicle entry fee seemed a bit steep though for such a small park.


Kiefer - Oct 27, 2017 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2017

Interesting Formation  Sucess!

Did this alongside: Baby Capulin, Twin Peaks. Walked the rim. Cool day. Would definitely go back.


TimmyC - Jul 23, 2016 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2016

Finally!  Sucess!

After three other stops here, twice very late in the evening and once in heavy snow, I finally made it here while the gate was open. Great trail up top, and another one into the cone. Lovely.


calebEOC - May 22, 2016 12:08 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2016

The rim hike  Sucess!

A quick stop on our cross country drive. I made a point of adding this to our itinerary once I discovered it was a national monument.


mountaingazelle - Apr 28, 2016 11:17 am Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2016

Capulin  Sucess!

Went here after Black Mesa on the way to Colorado and hiked in and around the crater.

Seldom - Apr 17, 2015 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014

Fantastic!  Sucess!

I got dragged here but ended up loving the hike. Wonderful views!


mountainhare - Oct 19, 2014 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2014

Crater Rim  Sucess!

I first wished to hike from base to summit, but instead of doing a road walk, I lazily drove up the volcano and walked the crater rim. Great landscape here.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Aug 31, 2014 8:45 am

Pleasant hike in November  Sucess!

Nice hike around the rim in November - warm but not summer hot. Be sure to go down into the caldera too.


technicolorNH - Aug 28, 2014 9:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014

Hot but windy up there  Sucess!

Hummingbirds and lizards everywhere.


asmirnov - Aug 18, 2014 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2014

Another volcano  Sucess!

Nice quick walk, magnificent views.


Tracy - May 31, 2014 9:03 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2014

on way from Oklahoma to Taos, NM  Sucess!

I hiked this one with crutches and an ankle compression boot while my wife waited in the car in the upper parking lot.

AF_Hiker - Jan 27, 2014 12:30 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2013

Nice  Sucess!

Stopped by on my way to Amarillo. Walked the Crater Rim Trail and the Crater Vent Trail. Beautiful views, and nice to learn about the geology of the area.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Dec 1, 2013 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2013

Long drive  Sucess!

Long drive from Denver, i took my son with me, we had good time exploring this area.


Fletch - Apr 14, 2013 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013

Gorgeous Day  Sucess!

Tad windy, but nice...

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