Capitan is a village of Lincoln County in the U.S. State of New Mexico. It is located just north of the National Forest of Lincoln. Capitan has an area of about 8.4 sq. kms and is situated at a height of about 6,350 ft. from the ground level.
The Histoical Park of Smokey Bear is an important tourist location in the area. Othe villages are engaged with agriculture and other related activities. E. Fackler, a noted author, has her home in the village of Capitan.