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To the naked eye, the Capulin Volcano National Monument serves as a simple ancient volcano that hasn’t erupted for very long time and isn’t considered to be active. However, the Capulin Volcano is much more than meets the eye. The monument gives visitors a chance to witness how this ancient volcano would have effected the environment around it. The surrounding landscape in the area is unique with mountains and plains.

A lonely tree in Capulin Volcano National Monument, New Mexico

The monument is great for hiking and has several trails. Some of the trails don’t allow dogs but some do. The crater rim trail and the Lave flow trail provide hikers with the opportunity to see inside the volcano and provide great views of the volcanic field that is located in the region of New Mexico.

Capulin Volcano national monument