Sites Along Highway 117

Sandstone bluffs and McCarty's flow
One of the many views to be had at Sandstone Bluffs.

NPS Photo

Highway 117 is one of the routes used to access the sites of El Malpais National Monument. Points of interest range from trails on lava flows, huge vistas of sandstone and basalt flow features, and a scenic drive on the road itself.

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: February 22, 2020

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