The Most Dangerous Hike In New Mexico Is Loaded With Mystery And Beauty

El Malpais National Monument is breathtaking, but it’s not for the faint of heart. At 3,000 years old, this monument holds some of our state’s oldest history, including volcanoes and caves that go deep below the surface. This one hike within the monument might seem easy, but if you’re not careful, you could find yourself stuck in the cracks of old volcanoes. Proceed with caution, but prepare to be amazed by this lava hike.

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Have you walked upon the remains of these volcanoes? Was it scary? Let us know in the comments!

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