The Capulin Volcano Loop in northern New Mexico rides from Raton through interesting volcanic landscapes with a side visit to the Capulin Volcano National Monument. The northern New Mexico route goes through rolling open range lands with antelope and deer through forested areas. The monument has a visitor center just off the highway. There is a .2-mle trail down into the volcano and a 1-mile trail along the rim. From the rim you can look over the "Cimarron Cut-off" of the Santa Fe Trail. To the north is the dramatic Raton Pass into Colorado.
Distance: 75.3 miles, 3,835 ft. elevation gain.
Getting There: This ride begins in Raton in Norther New Mexico.
Roadway: Two lane roads.
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