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.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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