Ranger Programs

Bats flying out of the Bat Cave on a summer evening at El Calderon.
Ranger programs may include bat outflight programs at El Calderon!

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Ranger programs may be offered at El Malpais during the summer months. Typical programs include bat outflights, astronomy programs, and evening programs at the El Malpais Visitor Center. Check our events calendar for scheduled ranger programs.

School groups may contact the El Malpais Visitor Center at (505) 876-2783 to request a ranger program. Requests must be made at least 30 days in advance and programs will be accommodated based on staff availability.


2022 Ranger Programs

Bat Outflight Programs

Ranger led bat outflight programs will be offered Saturday evenings from Memorial Day through Labor Day depending on bat behavior. Check back as summer nears for program start times.

You don't need a ranger to see the bats! Learn how to safely see bats on your own.


Other Things to Do

A hiker with a backpack stoops down to look at a hole in the cooled lava.


Lace up your shoes and explore a trail!

A caver crawling on their hands and knees shines their light into a wide crawlspace.


See what you'll discover in a lava tube cave!

Yellow sandstone takes on a pinkish hue at sunset with sandstone cliffs and a lavender sky at sunset

Scenic Driving

See what you can see from the comfort of your car!

Last updated: March 20, 2022

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1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants , NM 87020


505 876-2783

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