Beginning January 2, 2018 it will cost you more to visit all National Parks and Monuments including Capulin Volcano National Monument.
According to a December 21, 2017, National Park Service press release, entry fees at Capulin will increase from $5.00 to $7.00 for an individual and from $15.00 to $30.00 for a park specific annual pass. Entry fees are not charged to individuals 16 years or younger, holders of the America the Beautiful-The National parks and Federal Recreational Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or Volunteer passes,
Park entrance fees have been used to maintain the Volcano Rim Trail, for educational venues, and to make improvements to the visitor center and restrooms. The additional revenue raised by the fee increase will help to renovate the aging infrastructure in the park and help provide for new exhibits and improve the quality of trails.
Also starting January 2, 2018 the Capulin Volcano National Monument will no longer be able to accept cash for the entrance fee. In order to improve park security, efficiency and accountability the park will be accepting credit and debit cards only. The Western National Park Association bookstore will still accept cash.
In 2016, more the 60,000 park visitors contributed $1.818 million to the local economy and supported 27 jobs related to tourism.