• Sweeping panoramic views of lava flows, cinder cones, and distant mountains can be enjoyed at Sandstone Bluffs.

    El Malpais

    National Monument New Mexico

Natural Features & Ecosystems

The volcanic landscape of El Malpais.

El Malpais National Monument is well known for the volcanic geology and unique habitats it preserves, such as the pygmy pine forests growing on the vast lava fields of the Grants Lava Flow.

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