Several years ago, a previous trip took us by Capulin Volcano National Monument in New Mexico, but it was dark (so, of course, it was closed.) We put it on our list to come back to one day. Well, that one day happened last summer. We were taking a rode trip to West Texas and put the monument on our list of stops. It was well worth the time!! 🙂 Here are some pictures I took of our hiking journey down to the bottom of the crater and around the rim.
This was our elevation at the start of our journey. The volcano is actually 8,182 ft. at it’s highest point. That makes for spectacular views!
Our hike down to the bottom of the crater, complete with volcano rock.
Here are the views from around the rim:
And last but not least, our little friend we found: