We needed a break on a long road trip. My three year old girl hiked the paved rim trail with me while my one year old boy caught a ride in the backpack. I took some nice photos along the way, then lost my camera in the parking lot. We returned about a week later to pick up the camera on the way back west from Missouri.
would have a road that spirals around a volcano? The hike around the summit and then down into the volcano is great. Btw, capulin is Spanish for choke cherry.
What a cool thing, full of life. Wish it was bigger, and wish they had camping. Great views.
Nice drive to the parking lot. The walk around the volcano was nicely paved with magnificient views.
Cant really remember exactley when but it was late in the day and we were looking for a place to camp on the Plains. We did find a place and saw many prong horn. So a fine endto a grand view and a good day.
We came across Capulin on the way from Black Mesa to Wheeler Peak. The views made the stop well worth while.
Great views from the top of one of the largest intact cinder cones in the world. Summited with my son Ian (in backpack) and my wife. Great weather for February - 55 degrees and blue bird skies!
Great view from the top--the volcano is so prominent over the rest of the desert, it is amazing watching storms roll in over the horizon.
A nice drive/hike to the summit cone of Capulin Volcano. Great Views of the Sangre de Christos up there.
Hiked this one with my mom and dad. Blistering sun, scorching heat, but views all around.
Stopped by Capulin Volcano as recommended by my dad. The drive from Colorado to the volcano was very picturesque, but the rest of the drive to Texas was completely flat. We hiked the 1/4 mile trail down inside the crater, then the 1 mile trail around the cone. Great views of the surrounding area and some other volcanos in the area. Plenty of benches and information along the hike. I'd recommend checking this out if you're in the area!
Actually, the NPS allows hikers on the Capulin summit road before or after Park hours. The date we climbed, the closing hour was 1600, but to change to 1830 on May 26th. We left our truck at 1630 and returned at 1815 having hiked the road to the "summit" parking lot, then the 1 mile loop around the crater, which includes the actual summit. Great views from the top. Even hiking a road brings one closer to the mountains than driving to the top. We encountered one rattlesnake along the roadside on the way down and gave him wide berth.
Hiked into the crater and partway around the rim.
Good view from top. You can see several other volcanoes close by.
Clear day, windy, and very pretty views from the summit!
Cool place. From the summit, you can see "the largest free-standing mountain in North America."
I arrived here on an overcast day, on my way driving up to Denver for my next job. Wanted to bike the singlespeed up the road but road is closed to peds/bikes. Anyhow ran up to the summit from the visitor center and ran around the rim trail,then down to the vent and back to center. ~ 5 miles. Only 2 other old couples at the top. Nice views and alot of scruffy looking deer seen on the rim trail.
We stopped by on our way to Rocky Mountain National Park and spent more time there than we expected. The views are great from the loop trail.