El Malpais National Monument is open year-round. Trails and trailheads are open 24 hours a day with the exception of Sandstone Bluffs Overlook which is open from sunrise to sunset. No overnight camping or parking is permitted at trailhead parking areas.
El Malpais Visitor Center Hours
The El Malpais Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The parking lot is closed nightly at 5:00 pm. The rest of the park is open to visit while the visitor center is closed.
Last updated: September 30, 2022