El Malpais Visitor Center Volunteer

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National Park Service

The richly diverse volcanic landscape of El Malpais (el-mal-pie-EES) offers solitude, recreation, and adventure. El Malpais National Monument consists of 114,748 acres of lava fields, cinder cones, lava tubes, ice caves, sculptured sandstone formations, and ponderosa, pinon and juniper forests. Approximately 85% of the park (97,000 acres) is managed as wilderness. Ancestral Puebloans lived on the edges of the lava and forged paths deep into the heart of the lava fields in search of water and food. Today, Pueblo and Navajo people still hold rich ties to this wild landscape. While some may see a desolate environment, people have been adapting to and living in this extraordinary terrain for generations. Come discover the land of fire and ice!

Start Date - 2022-05-01

End Date - 2022-07-31

Activities include: General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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  • Interpreter





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