Around January, the husband and I were discussing vacations. We’ve been on one together before we had kids. We didn’t even go on a honeymoon! So we decided to change that this year. On our two week vacation our first stop was Capulin Volcano National Monument.
Capulin is an extinct volcano that is part of the Raton-Clayton Volcanic field, and the kids were amazed that we got to hike into the crater. However we first had to drive two miles up the volcano with a sheer drop off on one side of the road. I would have taken pictures of the drive, but I couldn’t look out the window!
Once at the top, we hiked to the very bottom of the crater. I really, really wanted to hike around the rim as well, but it was really windy and the littlest ones had a hard time walking. It’s hard to tell how far down we were from these pictures, but it was far and the kids loved it.
After the hike, the kids didn’t want me taking any more pictures of them. The only reason they’re all looking at the camera in this one is because I yelled, “Look! A mule deer!”
On a clear day, the views from the top are amazing.
More to come about our next destination…