Virtual Guidebook to Pueblo Country, Northern New Mexico
El Malpais
south of Grants New Mexico


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Viewpoint atop sandstone bluffs overlooking the lava flows at El Malpais National Monument

(October 18, 2009)


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La Ventana arch in the sandstone cliffs at El Malpais National Monument

(October 18, 2009)


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La Ventana (the window) natural stone arch at El Malpais National Monument

(October 18, 2009)


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"The Narrows" where the lava flows come right to the base of the sandstone cliffs at El Malpais National Monument

(October 18, 2009)


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Extensive lava flows in El Malpais National Monument

(October 18, 2009)


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Ropy pahoehoe lava on the Lava Falls trail at El Malpais National Monument

(October 18, 2009)


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Ridges, depressions and huge cracks in the lava flows at El Malpais National Monument

(October 18, 2009)


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