NPS photo by Sue Olin
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
1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
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.