Capulin Volcano Climber's Log

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mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jan 15, 2011 11:38 am

What Other Government  Sucess!

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.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Sep 19, 2010 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Wish the monument was bigger!  Sucess!

What a cool thing, full of life. Wish it was bigger, and wish they had camping. Great views.

Winex

Winex - Sep 15, 2010 10:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Interesting Place  Sucess!

Nice drive to the parking lot. The walk around the volcano was nicely paved with magnificient views.

StumblingBear

StumblingBear - Aug 28, 2010 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 1996

Grand View  Sucess!

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.

highlandvillager

highlandvillager - May 2, 2008 10:54 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

A nice surprise  Sucess!

We came across Capulin on the way from Black Mesa to Wheeler Peak. The views made the stop well worth while.

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Feb 9, 2008 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008

Great Views  Sucess!

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!

GroundControl

GroundControl - Jan 13, 2008 10:31 am

Capulin Volcano, Summer 2001  Sucess!

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.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 26, 2007 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2003

Volcano  Sucess!

A nice drive/hike to the summit cone of Capulin Volcano. Great Views of the Sangre de Christos up there.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 23, 2007 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2000

Standard Route  Sucess!

Hiked this one with my mom and dad. Blistering sun, scorching heat, but views all around.

CRiedel2

CRiedel2 - Aug 10, 2006 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2006

My First Volcano  Sucess!

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!

peakrat76

peakrat76 - May 24, 2006 9:35 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2006

"The Carriage Route"  Sucess!

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.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 20, 2006 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2003

Drove/Hiked

Hiked into the crater and partway around the rim.

the explorist - Jul 24, 2005 11:07 pm

Route Climbed: Loop trail and vent trail Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

Good view from top. You can see several other volcanoes close by.

hgrapid

hgrapid - May 24, 2005 7:50 pm

Route Climbed: Rim trail Date Climbed: 5/22/05  Sucess!

Clear day, windy, and very pretty views from the summit!

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Jun 12, 2004 10:59 pm

Route Climbed: Rim Trail Date Climbed: June 11, 2004  Sucess!

Cool place. From the summit, you can see "the largest free-standing mountain in North America."

petersbike

petersbike - Apr 17, 2004 6:46 pm

Route Climbed: Road and rim trail Date Climbed: April 2 2004  Sucess!

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.

DukeJH

DukeJH - Feb 16, 2004 12:46 pm

Route Climbed: Loop Trail and Crater Trail Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

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.

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