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Valley of Fires Recreation Area

Carrizozo, NM
+1 575-648-2241
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Very easy walk through the lava flow. Very nice place to have a picnic. If you have the time then... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kristine N
via mobile
Good place to see old lava flows

The main interesting thing to see here is the very large old lava flows that are nicely seen from a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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“lava flow” (35 reviews)
“nature trail” (10 reviews)
“black lava” (7 reviews)
Carrizozo, NM
+1 575-648-2241
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very easy walk through the lava flow. Very nice place to have a picnic. If you have the time then go here. Saw several lizards.

Thank Kristine N
Reviewed 4 days ago

The main interesting thing to see here is the very large old lava flows that are nicely seen from a walkway that goes through a good part of it.

Thank Bern666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place but don't waste your money on his machine, does not work . Web on the machine is from Canada . if i had Canadian money it would let me see anything ...

Thank Lili L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened onto this and decided to drop in. This is a State Park and has camping and a nature trail that you are able to walk. There is a fee to enter if you go past the visitor center. At the visitor center is...More

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little Park off the beaten path. The lava flow in the valley is only a couple thousand years old so it's a relatively young place in history. We just did a day trip with the kids to check out the place. We came here...More

Thank Wirunaways
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk with clean restrooms. Nice camping spots for tents and RVs. Hope to visit again soon.

Thank fmbaca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has great views and the staff is really nice. I used the showers and they were sparkling clean. I chose site 25 for my 2 dogs and my tent and it was wonderful. There's a secluded little tent only section at the end...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went exploring and found Valley of the Fires. Even though we did not camp, I loved their set up. If you camp you can either do tents or vehicles, they have hook ups, bathrooms and showers. They have a wonderful walking trail that takes...More

1  Thank Bill934
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped at the valley of the fires and was pleasantly suprised, the trail was easily accessible and an easy walk with great views of an ancient lava flow. Worth the stop

Thank zandrew26
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Really interesting park that is built right on lava flows from five thousand years ago. The landscape is fascinating to see. There is a very small visitor center with a map of the one mile loop trail that takes you thru the lava field. Informative...More

Thank mosaiclover
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Kevin F
I read in a review written 3 months ago that the water is turned off for 3 months. We are interested in coming there today with our trailer and would like to know, is the water turned on now?
29 April 2017|
Response from Kate G | Reviewed this property |
I was there 2 weeks ago and the water was on. They probably turn it off in winter to keep it from freezing.
Melvin B
Can you make reservations for a R.V. campsite?
11 March 2017|
Response from mosaiclover | Reviewed this property |
No. First come first served.
Jacob G
When do the yuccas typically bloom?
17 February 2017|
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