Big Tubes

Grants, New Mexico 87020

Big Tubes

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The sprawling El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area are jointly administered by the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. They feature some of the most recent lava fl ows in North America, perhaps as young as 3,000 years old."

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6/29/2007
Quite interesting - the trail itself is not that much fun - it's kind of hard to find (look for cairns) and walking on hardened lava isn't that interesting - it's the tubes that are so cool (literally). Once you get to the lava tubes, you can go down into them and then explore back into them quite a way. Dark, cool temps, and 'wow factor' make this hike worth it.
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Trail Information

Grants
Nearby City
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
mid-May through early July
Season
USGS Ice Caves
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