Hike Past An Ancient Lava Flow On Lava Falls Trail In New Mexico
By Catherine Armstrong|Published April 22, 2019
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
Thousands of years ago, a huge lava flow forced its way up to the surface when McCartys Crater erupted. The lava covered a vast swath of the landscape, and today that land is part of the El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area, which covers more than 350,000 acres. Explore some of this magical place by taking the Lava Falls Trail.