Nature

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Time To Explore!

Free, mandatory caving permits are available for visitors who wish to explore several amazing lava tube caves within the monument. The first step is talking to a ranger.

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A diversity of plants grow on the lava...
Plants

A variety of plants, including cacti, wildflowers, and native shortgrass prairies or pine woodlands live in the Malpais. More ->

 
Environmental Factors

Environment

Many environmental factors help shape the El Malpais landscape. More ->

 
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Volunteer

Many exciting opportunities await you as a volunteer in Natural Resources. More ->

A horned lizard, one of the many animals of El Malpais...

Animals

El Malpais provides many different habitats for wildlife, including reptiles like this horned lizard. More ->

 
Natural Features & Ecosystems

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Volcanic geology and unique landscapes set El Malpais apart.
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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020

Phone:

(505) 876-2783
For park information or questions.

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