El Malpais National Monument


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El Malpais National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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El Malpais National Monument

Address:123 E Roosevelt Ave
Grants, NM 87020

Phone:505-285-4641
Fax:505-285-5661
Web: www.nps.gov/elma/
Size: 114,277 acres.
Established: Established on December 31, 1987.
Location:In the high desert lands south of Grants, New Mexico. Two major state highways border the monument and conservation area, and both are accessed via I-40.
Facilities:Visitor center, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, auto touring, interpretive programs.
Special Features:El Malpais ("the badlands" in Spanish) is a spectacular volcanic area, featuring cinder cones, a 17 mile-long lava tube system, and ice caves. The area is also rich in ancient Pueblo and Navajo Indian history, and features diverse ecosystems.

See other parks in New Mexico.
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Pages 113-138 in Natural history of El Malpais National Monument (K.
Tree-ring reconstructions of climate and fire history at El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico.
Pages 163-172 in Natural history of El Malpais National Monument (K.
The next day, 140 miles south, I visit El Malpais National Monument.
From here we bend south to take in ancient but alive Acoma Pueblo, the eerie badlands of El Malpais National Monument, and the quirky, charming mining town of Silver City before heading back to our starting point.