2014 Compendium now available
The 2014 park compendium is now available via the link below. This includes new prohibitions on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) within national park units. More »
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 »
Support Your Park
Make a Donation!
Thank you for your interest in supporting El Malpais National Monument. Your donation will enhance the programs and activities to protect park resources and provide visitor services for El Malpais National Monument. Philanthropic contributions continue to make a significant difference. We welcome and are grateful for your support of El Malpais National Monument.
You can also donate your time by volunteering.
Did You Know?
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...