El Malpais National Monument, Grants

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El Malpais National Monument Reviews
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  • The views from sandstone bluffs are absolutely stunning. The visitor center is huge and very informative. Allow time for travel between the various sites in this park.  more »
  • Not far off the interstate and well worth the visit. We drove up from the south which provides the best views. The visitor center is very nice and was not busy.  more »
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  • Great for kids to go caving! Free camping at Joe Skeen Campground-- I think we got the last spot for the night. Junction cave was awesome-- it is cool in there. Be sure to get a free permit at the visitors center, and definitely bring a helmet, or get one there because you will need it! If you have kids that love climbing all over everything, this is the place to go!
  • Hidden gem. We did not know that the park existed and that there were lava flows and tubes in New Mexico. We got any early start to avoid the hotest part of the day and found the trail to be spectacular. The wild flowers were beautiful.

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