El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico…

El Malpais in Spanish means bad country or bad lands. Yesterday Mary and I drove the Bronco there about 25 miles from our parking spot at the VFW Post in Grants New Mexico. The primary features of this national monument are sandstone cliffs, a huge arch and 30 mile lava field.

Here’s the official government website link…

and a Wikipedia informational link…

Here are some photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger vie

To see the other 40 photos that I took, click this link…

While standing upon the sandstone cliffs, it was impossible to comprehend the 68 to 133 millions of years in age. A most interesting place to visit!

Today we’ll move on to Bluewater State Park about 35 miles distant.

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