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Crater Vent Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Crater Vent Trail is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Capulin, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 0.2 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

Trail at bottom of the Capulin Volcano.

hiking
4 months ago

Very short hike, I combined it with the rim hike. Overall very fun experience to get acclimated to altitude.

hiking
6 months ago

A bit steep in some places but overall hike for our whole family.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail to the bottom of the vent. Did as part of the Crater Trail. Not as steep as it looks. Must do when there.

walking
Thu Oct 04 2018

Short and to the point! Just a quick walk down to the center of the volcano. Very cool to stand right where it exploded. Saw some lizards on the way down.

hiking
Sun May 06 2018

Very short, so you might as well do it

hiking
Fri Jul 29 2016

Its ok, not much to see, but its a short hike since you're already there., worth doing

hiking
Sun May 06 2012

After driving to the top of the volcano and hiking the rim this trail is somewhat of the ugly step sister...as it doesn't have the stunning views. The trail is marked as strenuous but I didn't find it hard at all. There are a few spots that have pretty views but clearly nothing like the rim trail. I did happen on a deer so you may encounter one or two as well.

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4 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

Mon Sep 10 2018

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Mon May 07 2018

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