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Feel free to visit or call one of El Malpais National Monument’s visitor centers for more information. PDFs of hiking guides are also available. Map of El Malpais National Monument – extensive lava fields and many other volcanic features in northwest New Mexico, near Grants. El Malpais National Monument is a National Monument located in western New Mexico, in the Map showing the location of El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area. Location, Cibola County, New Mexico, USA.

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hiking – El Malpais National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Exit 89, east of Grants, will take you along NM which forms the eastern park boundary.

The sandstone bluffs were most impressive. Lee Robinson on Zuni-Acoma Trail. Beautiful volcanic landscapes with areas of sedimentary arches. By the way that is really fast. Reviewed October 21, Quiet calm, inner peace, no stress.


Few dirt routes exist. Flint is a successful business man who thinks he is dying of cancer and returns to a hidden campsite within the malpais he had learned of in his mao.

Hiking routes exist throughout the monument. Exit 81, west of Grants, will take you along NM 53 which forms the northwestern park boundary. Incredible geological site to monumnt Backcountry hiking and cave exploration is permitted, but no water is available. Tourist office Random page. Does this place or activity have parking? Nearby Restaurants See all mxlpais nearby restaurants.

They will give you maps and help you out. It was a good hike. Ruth Sarafin on Narrows Rim Trail. TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.

Response from Cardinalis Reviewed this property. Previous Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 … Rocky Mountain National Park The trails and scenery are beautiful and the staff are very friendly naitonal informative. Two major state highways border the monument and conservation area and both are accessed via Interstate The second portion of the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley takes place on the “savage reservation”, which is located on land encompassing the parks area.


Always bring several independent light sources and wear sturdy hiking boots when exploring a cave! I’m trying to figure out how to get the best variety of sights in the time that we have.

El Malpais National Monument

Went with the kids. Well-marked trail along a lava flow and into the lava tubes. We went into 5 different Hational 2 weeks ago Beautiful area. The hiking is not terrific but the area is definitely worth a look.

There are currently four caves accessible by permit: It ends with a view of La Ventana, which is a great place to rest and have a snack before heading back. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia.

National monument with spectacular scenery. The most recent lava flow emanated from McCarty’s Crater within the last 2, to nationap, years, so the park remains a geologically active area. The area has been inhabited for over 10, years, and historic and archeological sites provide reminders of past times. That’s a lot of outdoors!

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