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 »
Interested in learning more about El Malpais National Monument?
Spend some time with us as a volunteer! Staff the front desk, help with bird surveys, work on wilderness management plans, or assist with archaeology.
You can earn an annual parks pass good for a year if you serve 250 hours!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
There are no trails at Sandstone Bluffs in El Malpais, but plenty of hiking opportunities exist for the route finder. Wandering the rim will reveal many hoodoos, rock formations, and natural arches. More...