Volcanoes / Lava Flows

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Volcanic Resources

A volcanic wilderness of amazing basaltic lava features awaits at El Malpais. Learn more about how this incredible lava landscape formed.

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Cinder Cones

Many of the lava flows of El Malpais erupted from cinder cones. Learn about these types of volcanoes that dot the El Malpais landscape.

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Hawaiian Style Eruptions

The volcanic landscape of El Malpais was created by Hawaiian style eruptions of basaltic lava. Learn about this volcanic eruption style.

Last updated: February 11, 2022

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