Skip to Primary Navigation Skip to Primary Content Skip to Footer Navigation
77° Sunny then Sunny and Windy

Valley of Fires Recreation Area Nature Trail

Phone
575-648-2241
Website
Official Website
Category
Hiking

Description

The fully accessible Malpais Nature Trail with interpretive displays starts at the group shelter and leads the visitor into the lava flow. The trail is paved and has a guide brochure. Hats, sunscreen and plenty of water are recommended!

Click Here to download the brochure!

Details

Category
Hiking
Aerobic Level

Easy

Additional Biking Information

Wear a hat & bring water!

Features

From a distance, Valley of Fires appears as barren rock but when you walk through the nature trail there are many varieties of flowers, cactus, trees and bushes typical of the Chihuahuan desert. Animals include bats, roadrunners, quail, cottontails, mule deer, barberry sheep, and lizards. It's also a virtual birdwatcher's paradise with great horned owls, burrowing owls, turkey vultures, hawks, gnat catchers, cactus wrens, sparrows and golden eagles.

Map & Directions

Customizable Directions

Formatted Directions
Map