Visitor Centers

Three visitor centers are in the El Malpais region: a National Park Service facility on the west side of the park, a multiagency center in Grants, and a Bureau of Land Management station on the conservation area.
 
The Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center in Grants.
The El Malpais Visitor Center is located off Interstate 40, Exit 85, in Grants, New Mexico.

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El Malpais Visitor Center

Located in Grants, the center has Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service staff on duty to help the traveler to the region. It's open 8 am to 5 pm daily. Call them at 505-876-2783 for your travel planning needs or click here for the center's page.
 
The Information Center on Highway 53
The Information Center is on Highway 53 near the Continental Divide.

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El Malpais Information Center (NPS)

The center is closed for the season. It will open March 1, 2017. It is located 23 miles south of I-40 on NM 53. Exhibits about the different lava flows and a bookstore are available, along with a picnic area and access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

 
The BLM's ranger station on Highway 117
The BLM Ranger Station is on Highway 117 along the east side of the monument.

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El Malpais Ranger Station (BLM)

Located about nine miles south of Interstate 40 (exit 89), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ranger Station serves as the gateway to the El Malpais National Conservation Area. The station is temporarily closed. For more information about the conservation area, contact the BLM at 505-280-2918, write to them at PO Box 846, Grants NM 87020, or click here for their website.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020

Phone:

(505) 876-2783
For park information or questions.

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