Rivers of Ancient Fires

The richly diverse volcanic landscape of El Malpais offers solitude, recreation, and discovery. Explore cinder cones, lava tube caves, sandstone bluffs, and hiking trails. Wildlife abounds in the open grasslands and forests. While some may see a desolate environment, people have been adapting to and living in this extraordinary terrain for generations. Come discover the land of fire and ice!

Things to Do

Things to Do

Come explore the fascinating features of El Malpais!

Go Caving!

Go Caving!

Get a free caving permit and explore the underground world of caves in lava tubes.

Last updated: March 1, 2019

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Mailing Address:

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020


(505) 876-2783

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