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    El Malpais

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • 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.

There are several ways to support El Malpais National Monument. The park is able to accept direct monetary donations. If you are interested in donating to the park directly you may contact the Superintendent by phone (505-285-4641 x12).

Donations may also be mailed to:

123 E. Roosevelt Avenue
Grants, NM 87020

Please make checks or money orders payable to DOI, National Park Service.

You can also donate your time by volunteering.


Did You Know?

Vivid pink flowers blossom on a spiny Cane Cholla cactus.

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...