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Narrows Rim Trail, NM

 
Narrows Rim Trail, NM

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Narrows Rim Trail, NM

Image Type(s): Hiking

 

Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Mar 7, 2010 / Mar 7, 2010

Object ID: 602453

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Page Score: 85.87% - 21 Votes 

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Overview

This hike gives you a very different view of the lava flows that make up El Malpais. You are 500 feet above them and looking down. You also get a great view of La Ventana Arch.
Start: 7084 feet (2159 m), max. elevation: 7519 feet (2291 m)
Length: 8.4 miles (13.5 km)
Trail usage: I was alone the whole time.
Fee: 0$

Trailhead

Take I-40 to exit 89, then take NM 117 south from the interstate. After several miles, you come to the BLM El Malpais visitor center. Pass the trailheads for the Acoma-Zuni trail, and La Ventana Arch. At 12.3 miles from the visitor center, turn let into the South Narrows picnic area. Park in the first part of the lot, near the entrance. The trailhead is right there, well marked.

Images


under the arch

under the arch

getting closer

getting closer

close-up

close-up

view of badlands

view of badlands

Arch from below

Arch from below

Fly high...

Fly high...

Mt. Taylor

Mt. Taylor

La Ventana arch

La Ventana arch

hike along the rim

hike along the rim

another view of the arch.

another view of the arch.

Mt. Taylor again

Mt. Taylor again

cliffs

cliffs

Cairn

Cairn

nice sandstone

nice sandstone

taking a break...

taking a break...


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EricChuVery nice album!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

A lovely set of pictures, dear Liba! A couple of them I've seen already, but now I'm going to look at the others as well...
Blessings,
Eric
Posted Mar 7, 2010 1:43 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Very nice album!

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

Thanks Eric...it was a nice hike.
Posted Mar 8, 2010 12:22 am

PrettinuceMonday Monday

Prettinuce

Voted 10/10

That's where we'll beeeee. Looking forward to seeing it in person
Posted Apr 23, 2010 6:26 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Monday Monday

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

Good luck, hopefully you will enjoy it...
Don't get there too early. The sun gets better in the afternoon - shining more on the arch.
Posted Apr 24, 2010 9:09 am

PrettinuceRe: Monday Monday

Prettinuce

Voted 10/10

Thanks..we aren't really early risers anyway.
Posted Apr 24, 2010 7:03 pm

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