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Capulin, Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Conejos County
Established 1867
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.45 km2)
 • Land 0.95 sq mi (2.45 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
7,825 ft (2,385 m)
 • Total 200
 • Density 211/sq mi (81.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
81124 (PO Box)

Capulin is a census-designated place and U.S. Post Office in Conejos County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Capulin Post Office is 81124. The population as of the 2010 Census was 200.


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.

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