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    El Malpais

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Cave permits now available for selected park caves

    FREE mandatory cave permits are now available to visit specific caves in El Malpais. Permits can be obtained at the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center at I-40/Exit 85 or at the El Malpais Information Center on NM Highway 53. More »

Contact Us

In Person and by Phone
El Malpais National Monument - Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center
1900 E Santa Fe Avenue
Grants, NM 87020
(505) 876-2783

Information Center - NM53
(505) 783-4774

By Fax
(505) 876-2791

By Email

Did You Know?

Vivid pink flowers blossom on a spiny Cane Cholla cactus.

The cane cholla cactus thrives in the lower elevation regions of El Malpais. This hardy and tough looking plant produces many vibrantly colored flowers in the late spring. More...