Plan Your Visit

A hiker with a backpack stands on a boulder overlooking a landscape dotted with round trees.  Mesa ridgelines are in the distance.
Ridgetop views from the Continental Divide Trail are one of the may adventures to be had within El Malpais.

NPS Photo by Sue Olin

El Malpais National Monument encompass over 114,000 acres. Whether you have an hour or a week, this area offers experiences that range from scenic drives and self-guided trails to remote wilderness exploration.

Whatever your choice, come prepared! You can explore this website or download our brochures to plan your trip. If you are already in the El Malpais region, you can stop at our visitor center where staff can help you decide where to go next.


Last updated: February 6, 2021

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Mailing Address:

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020


(505) 876-2783

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