Hikers exploring the Zuni-Acoma Trail.
Hikers exploring the Zuni-Acoma Trail.

NPS Photo by Nick Guarino

From strenuous treks over jagged lava flows to moderate loops in the trees, El Malpais has many hikes for you to explore.

These hikes include:
-El Calderon Area
-Zuni-Acoma Trail
-Lava Falls Trail
-Big Tubes Area
-El Malpais Visitor Center Trail

Whether you choose to hike the entire strenuous Zuni-Acoma Trail or do a small piece of El Calderon Area’s trail, remember to be prepared. Feel free to visit or call the El Malpais Visitor Center for more information. PDFs of hiking guides are also available.

While many of our hiking trails are pet friendly, they may not be "paw friendly." Jagged and sharp lava flows can injure your pet's feet and paws. Check out the Pet Page for more information to help keep your pets safe.


Last updated: July 2, 2020

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Mailing Address:

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020


(505) 876-2783
This number calls the El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center. Rangers are on staff from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to answer calls.

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