Narrows Rim Trail, NM

Narrows Rim Trail, NM

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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$


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.


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EricChu - Mar 7, 2010 1:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Very nice album!

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...

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Mar 8, 2010 12:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice album!

Thanks was a nice hike.


Prettinuce - Apr 23, 2010 6:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Monday Monday

That's where we'll beeeee. Looking forward to seeing it in person

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 24, 2010 9:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Monday Monday

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.


Prettinuce - Apr 24, 2010 7:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Monday Monday

Thanks..we aren't really early risers anyway.

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