El Malpais National Monument, Grants

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  • We came here to explore the lava tube caves and had a fantastic time! We spent about 6 hours exploring Xenolith, Junction, Big Skylight, and Giant Ice Cave. For all but one of the caves, all you reall...  more »
  • The "badlands" are a confluence of volcanic lava flows and classic sandstone landscape. The hikes around the volcanic areas at Lava Falls and El Calderon are fascinating and fun. La Ventara is a sands...  more »
  • The lava formations are fascinating. I hiked the Zuni-Acoma trail; it is well worth the trip if you are secure on your feet. "Big Tubes" is a must-visit spot if you love vulcanology or like to explore...  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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