El Malpais Ranger Station

The ranger station contains exhibits about the cultural and historical aspects of El Malpais. It also has information on the natural history, birds, plants, geology, and other information about this portion of New Mexico. An eight-minute orientation video is available for viewing upon request. A short hiking trail begins at the visitor center parking area for about a 45-minute hike to great vistas of the nearby area. The visitor center also has a bookstore operated by the nonprofit Public Lands Interpretive Association and it offers books, maps, and educational games and toys.

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Latitude: 34.9489907 Longitude: -107.8308105 Elevation: 6971 ft
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