Located just south of I-40 at Exit 85, the El Malpais Visitor Center is your public lands gateway for the region. It is open daily 9 am to 5 pm, except Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.
Our 60 seat theater is the perfect place to enjoy a video about New Mexico, including the award winning "Remembered Earth," a 27 minute documentary that summarizes the high desert legacy of northwest New Mexico.
"Discover the Wonders" in our exhibit area; nine suggested tours are detailed in photos, maps, and exhibits.
Group Use and Reservations
The visitor center is available for a fee for certain types of group use during normal operating hours. Please call our staff at 505-876-2783 with any requests for group use.
Enjoy a Park Ranger Program!
Check the Event Schedule for the latest in programs at the Visitor Center and in the park.
Last updated: March 1, 2018