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 »
Crews manage wildfire near Lost Woman Crater
A small wildfire near Lost Woman Crater is being managed by crews from the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Managment. Recent heavy rains will minimize fire growth, but travelers may experience smoke on NM 53 near the continental divide.
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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?
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...