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Valley of Fires State Park

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This amazing landscape of twisted and buckled lava 165 feet thick occurred between 1,500 and 5,000 years ago and stretches for 45-miles. Over the lava flow, cactus, trees and dessert bushes create a habitat for the many animals that make their home here such as roadrunners, cottontails, lizards, and buzzards. The fully accessible Malpais Nature Trail with interpretive displays starts at the group shelter and leads into the lava flow. The park has a Visitor Center and camping.


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