As a general rule, daily temperatures swing roughly 30 degrees (F) from night lows to afternoon highs. Summer is sunny and hot with monsoon rain storms with average high of 80 (F), while Winter is cool, sunny, with potential snow storms and an average high of 45 (F). Spring and Fall are generally dry, with the occasional storm rain and/or snow storm.
El Malpais National Monument Entrance Fee - $0.00
There is no fee to enter El Malpais National Monument.
Located on exit 85 off I-40 in Grants, NM, the El Malpais Visitor Center is staffed by park rangers from the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Stop in for maps, information, orientation, cave permits, a Western National Parks Association bookstore, museum exhibits, and park movies.
Open seasonally on Hwy 53 in El Malpais National Monument, this small visitor information center offers cave permits, information, restrooms, and a Western National Parks Association Bookstore.