Enjoy The Natural Beauty Found On This Super Short Hike In New Mexico’s El Malpais National Monument

When you’re in New Mexico, discovering spectacular scenery is always an adventure just around the corner. The best part? Plenty of these outings are easy excursions for everyone.

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The monument is accessible year-round and trailheads are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Fees and reservations are not required to visit. For additional details, visit the national monument’s website.

Website: National Park Service / El Malpais National Monument
Phone: 505-876-2783

If you want to check out an easy hike that’s just a little more challenging, then we bet you will love trekking the Soledad Canyon Loop. Located in the foothills of the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces, this trail is just 3.4 miles and has impressive canyon views. Read more in Take An Easy Loop Trail To Enter Another World At Soledad Canyon In New Mexico.

Address: NM-117, Grants, NM 87020, USA