Johnson Mesa & Capulin Volcano: Raton to Capulin Professional Review and Guide
"A 45-mile drive that follows the quiet back route from Raton to Capulin via Capulin Volcano National Monument. This drive follows the back road from Raton to Capulin. Thousands of cars zip through the two towns on busy U.S. Highway 64/87 on their way to Colorado or Texas, but very few travel NM 72 and NM 325. From Raton, the road climbs up through a broad canyon onto Johnson Mesa, a large, flat, grassy volcanic plateau. It then drops down into the Dry Cimarron River valley at Folsom. Extinct volcanoes, including Capulin Volcano, dot the grassy plains between Folsom and Capulin.
Special attractions: Capulin Volcano National Monument, Sugarite Canyon State Park, Sugarite Ski Area, hiking, camping, views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."