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Capulin, Colorado
Looking west on Colorado State Highway 15 in Capulin.
Looking west on Colorado State Highway 15 in Capulin.
Location of the Capulin CDP in Conejos County, Colorado.
Location of the Capulin CDP in Conejos County, Colorado.
Capulin, Colorado is located in the United States
Capulin, Colorado
Capulin, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Conejos County
Established 1867
 • Type unincorporated town
 • Total 0.947 sq mi (2.453 km2)
 • Land 0.947 sq mi (2.453 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
7,805 ft (2,379 m)
 • Total 200
 • Density 211/sq mi (82/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
81124 (PO Box)
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature Capulin CDP

Capulin is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Conejos County, Colorado, United States. The Capulin post office has the ZIP Code 81124. At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Capulin CDP was 200, while the population of the 81124 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 565 including adjacent areas.


The town of Capulin was established by settlers from Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, in 1867. "Capulin" is a regional word for black cherry. The Capulin Post Office opened on August 10, 1881.


Capulin is located in northern Conejos County at 37°17′02″N 106°06′40″W / 37.28389°N 106.11111°W / 37.28389; -106.11111 (37.283751,-106.111107). Colorado State Highway 15 leads east 8 miles (13 km) to U.S. Route 285 just north of La Jara, and west then north 22 miles (35 km) to Monte Vista.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.45 km2), all of it land.


The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Capulin CDP for the United States Census 2010.

Capulin CDP, Colorado
Year Pop. ±%
2010 200 —    
2020 —    
Source: United States Census Bureau

Notable residents

  • Eppie Archuleta, master weaver and 1985 recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship

See also

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