Visitor Centers

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


El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center

Located in Grants, New Mexico this center has National Park Service park rangers on duty to help travelers to this region. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 National Monument Information Center (Open seasonally)

The Information Center may be open seasonally from June 15th to September 30th. Typically it is open exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and located 23 miles south of I-40 on NM 53. Area orientation, cave permits and a Western National Parks Association Bookstore can be obtained here. Please call the main El Malpais NM Visitor Center, 505-876-2783 to verify that it will open during your visit.


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 1, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1900 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Grants, NM 87020


(505) 876-2783

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