Sites Along Highway 117

A view of the lava field from Sandstone Bluffs.
One of the many views to be had at Sandstone Bluffs.

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Highway 117 is one of the routes used to access the sites of El Malpais National Monument. From trails in lava flows to huge vistas, Highway 117 allows access to many points of interest. If you are looking for a scenic drive, even the road itself has amazing scenery and views of lava and sandstone features

National Park Service areas along Highway 117 include:
-Sandstone Bluffs
-Acoma-Zuni Trailhead
-Lava Falls Area

Highway 117 also has many sites that are in El Malpais National Conservation Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). For information about the national conservation area's sites, please visit the BLM's website.

Last updated: April 23, 2017

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