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!

A thin layer of snow covers a grassy landscape with a dirt trail.

Find Your Trail

You can explore El Malpais any time of year!

Ice fills a small sandstone basin above a snow-covered lava landscape.

Adventure Awaits

Come explore the fascinating features of El Malpais!

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COVID-19 Updates at El Malpais

Find out the latest information on park closures and updates on how to stay safe while enjoying El Malpais.

Last updated: February 14, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020


(505) 876-2783

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