El Malpais National Monument


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

See also: National Parks and Monuments (table)National Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.

El Malpais National Monument:

see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

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.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Pages 155-161 in Natural history of El Malpais National Monument (K.
Field-trip to the geochronology of El Malpais National Monument and the Zuni-Bandera volcanic field, New Mexico.
It traveled through several areas that are now national park units, including Big Bend National Park, El Malpais National Monument, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and El Morro.
A trailside colony of about 9,000 Mexican free-tailed bats inhabits El Malpais National Monument in New Mexico.
Also in the works are plans for a visitor center at El Malpais National Monument in New Mexico that will incorporate passive solar heating, "green" building materials, and water conservation technologies.