Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Capulin Volcano National Monument, New Mexico

This was pure serendipity.  We're on our way to Colorado Springs, Colorado.  On our route thru northeast New Mexico, we used our Passport America app on our smartphone to find a place to park the RV for the night. We found Capulin RV Park, and it was delightful.  We got hooked up to their 50 amp electric service, put our slides out, and settled in. We had seen a sign for Capulin Volcano National Monument and had no idea what it was, but the owners at the park said it was very worthwhile, so we determined to make the short, 3 mile trip to the park in the morning.

We stopped at the visitor's center and watched the short video - we love to get the overview that way.  We also bought a new annual National Parks pass for $80. We plan to see a lot of National Parks this summer, and wanted to be ready!  We also splurged and bought the $8 passport, a little book that lists all the national park properties and gives you a place to stamp a page for every property you visit.

Then we drove up to the top of the Volcano and took the mile loop walk around the rim.  At over 6,000 feet and uphill, we were really huffing and puffing, but OH THE VIEWS!









 


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3 comments:

Lynne said...

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The BooneDocks said...

Come on up to Colorado Springs, the weather is finally rather nice in Colorado.

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