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

    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 »

Brochures

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Trail Guides

El Calderon - 476kb

Lava Falls - 653kb

Area Brochures


Zuni Acoma Trail - 186kb

Sandstone Bluffs - 118kb

Garrett Homestead - 45.9kb

General Information

Hunting Regulations - 68.1kb

In Your Pack - 181kb

Did You Know?

A gopher snake at El Malpais

Gopher snakes can mimic rattlesnake behavior, thrashing their tails in dry grass or leaves. These elegant reptiles are nonvenomous and help control rodent populations in high desert regions like El Malpais. More...