Visitor Centers

Two visitor centers are located in the El Malpais National Monument.
The Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center in Grants.
The El Malpais Visitor Center is located off Interstate 40, Exit 85, in Grants, New Mexico.


El Malpais Visitor Center

Located in Grants, this center has National Park Service park rangers on duty to help travelers to this region. It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. You can call the visitor center at 505-876-2783, during operating hours, or go to the center's page.
The Information Center on Highway 53
The Information Center is on Highway 53 near the Continental Divide.


El Malpais Information Center (NPS)

The Information Center is closed. It is located 23 miles south of I-40 on NM 53. Please obtain a free cave permit or information about El Malpais recreational opportunities and resources at the El Malpais Visitor Center or El Morro Visitor Center.


El Malpais National Conservation Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees the El Malpais National Conservation Area. El Malpais National Conservation Area includes La Ventana Arch and the Joe Skeen Campground. For more information about the conservation area, visit the BLM's website.

Last updated: March 7, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020


(505) 876-2783

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