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

    El Malpais

    National Monument New Mexico

Plan Your Visit

A Wild and Wonderful Land

El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area encompass over 350,000 acres. Whether you have an hour or a week, this area offers experiences that range from scenic drives and self-guided trails to remote wilderness exploration.

Whatever your choice, come prepared! You can download our brochures and plan your trip. Or stop at one of our visitor centers where staff can help you decide where to go next.
 
A hiker takes in the views from a ridge near El Calderon on the Continental Divide Trail.
A hiker takes in the views from a ridge near El Calderon on the Continental Divide Trail in El Malpais.
NPS Photo by Sue Olin
 

 

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