Capulin New Mexico

photo from Capulin RV Website as I forgot to take one when we were there

Capulin New Mexico

After leaving Amarillo Texas we headed to our next stop, Capulin RV Park.  This is a remote area of New Mexico and not much to do.  Very nice people run the park.  We had full hookups, but the wifi really didn’t work.  The park is located 27 miles east of Raton, New Mexico, and 54 miles west of Clayton, New Mexico on U.S. Highway 64/87.  It is approximately 4 hours driving time from Albuquerque, NM and Denver, CO, and 3 hours from Amarillo, Texas.

The park owners give a discount to parents with handicapped children, mental or physical, of all ages.  Also military and veterans discounts (with proof).

I would recommend the park, and we had a nice site, but I do hope the owners update their website, as their rates are not correct, and they really don’t have laundry or wifi, at least when we were there.

Near the park is about 3 miles from Capulin Volcano National Monument.  One of our neighbors took the drive to the top and said he was really concerned about the very narrow road up to the top.

This is a very small town in New Mexico located in the northeastern part of the state. The area was originally inhabited by the Capulin people, a Native American tribe, and the town’s name comes from their language. Capulin New Mexico is best known for its volcanic cinder cone, which is one of the tallest in North America. The Capulin Volcano National Monument is located just outside of town and offers hiking trails and a scenic drive to the top of the volcano.

Capulin New Mexico is extremely small and there is not much around, other than the national monument. The town has a very small-town feel but is still close enough to larger cities that it makes for a great weekend getaway destination.

Next stop – Monument Colorado/Colorado Springs Colorado