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El Malpais National Monument, Grants

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  • Really enjoyed the National Monument. The material available was informative and the scenery beautiful with the lava areas most interesting. Great place to hike and soak up the area.  more »
  • This is perhaps one of the more beautiful areas in New Mexico, despite the area being named Malpais (Spanish for badlands). Great hiking and breathtaking vistas.  more »
  • I only stopped briefly in the National Monument, visiting the Sandstone Bluffs in the late afternoon and then La Ventana Arch the following morning. The Bluffs featured a beautiful view, though the wi...  more »
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  • Great hikes from beginner to some more advanced trails. Going down in the caves and out on the lava flows was a blast and the information center staff was extremely helpful and informative. El Malpais is a must-see.
  • We covered Sandstone Bluffs, La Ventana, and the Lava Falls Trail in about 5 hours. And we stopped for a picnic at the Narrows Picnic area (which has lovely, shaded tables). All of these with grade school children that loved it. Highly recommended.
  • This is off the beaten path but well worth the trip! Hard to believe the ice cave never gets above 31 degrees. It was 89 on the surface the day we were there walking down the steps the temperature difference between steps is mind blowing
  • Great place to visit for breath taking views! Also The Narrows is a great place to have a picnic and explore!
  • One of a kind, off the road, beautiful hidden gem. Must visit for someone who loves natural formations.

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