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Valley of Fires Recreation Area, Carrizozo

Categories: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • We're glad we stopped by on our way from Lincoln to Cloudcroft but wouldn't stop again. Interesting lava fields but nothing compared to Hawaii! The Park Rangers at the small visitors center were frien...  read more »
  • A place with great views! You can even walk amongst an extinct lava field. The walk on a boardwalk just above lava field has informative stops along its path. Close to US 54 a road that will not only ...  read more »
  • We are a family of 4 - traveling with 2 small boys aged 7 and 6 We had two routes that we had to choose from to take us from Roswell to Albuquerque, and decided to take the slightly longer route to dr...  read more »
  • I post a lot of 5-star reviews so consider this one a six. We heard about this area from a local and decided to stop on our way north. It ended up being one of our favorite stops on the trip. The landscape is rolling lava the likes of which I've only seen in Dimmu Borgir. There's a great diversity of animal and plant life, you can sometimes see tarantulas wandering the paths, and we saw many bats emerging at dusk. It was empty when we stopped by but there's camping and plenty of parking. Highly recommended.
  • Stopped to visit and decided to stay overnight. Staff was very pleasant and informative. Restrooms were spotless and spacious. Sites are spacious and with great views. Rates are very reasonable for amenities. Recommendable
  • Cool area. Nice board walk and you can walk on the lava itself. Bring good shoes if you plan to walk the lava. It can be sharp.
  • The walk through the place is beautiful, the vibe there is amazing!
  • Great, but very warm.
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