Operating Hours & Seasons

A hiker treks along the Continental Divide Trail near El Calderon
Any season is a good season to explore the wild country of El Malpais.

NPS photo by Sue Olin

We're Open Year-Round!

El Malpais National Monument is a great place to visit in any season. Trailheads are open daily from sunrise to sunset. No overnight camping or parking is permitted at trailhead parking areas.

The El Malpais Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.

Access to backcountry areas can vary throughout the year. Many of the dirt roads can become impassable after summer rains or winter snowfall. Contact a park ranger at 505-876-2783 for current road conditions and trail information.



Last updated: July 2, 2020

Contact the Park

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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