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Valley of Fires Recreation Area, Carrizozo

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  • Stopped at the valley of the fires and was pleasantly suprised, the trail was easily accessible and an easy walk with great views of an ancient lava flow. Worth the stop  more »
  • Really interesting park that is built right on lava flows from five thousand years ago. The landscape is fascinating to see. There is a very small visitor center with a map of the one mile loop trail ...  more »
  • As "snow-mads," we planned on camping here for a night but loved it so much we stayed a week and wish we could have lingered longer. The park itself is beautiful, clean, and run by great people. We ha...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Didn't know there was such a place. One small volcano filled a huge area with lava. Boardwalk gets you up and close to chilled lava. Glad I got to see it. Impressive!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful, quiet, easy hiking trails, hosts very friendly, RV sites are. A little hard to level out in.well kept, clean
  • Always enjoy stopping here and taking a walk around the trail. Surprisingly the lava is only 5000 years old. As my old Geology prof said, "that's like yesterday in Geological time." He said that about the flows around Mt. St. Helens in 1978. Sure enough, 2 years later it erupted. So it's fun to imagine this flow firing up again.