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Valley of Fires Recreation Area

6158 Us-380, Carrizozo, NM 88301
+1 575-648-2241
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Worth a visit

This was our second visit to this small, but unique area. The visitors' center has information on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mwcw
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new mexico
Excellent place to stop and visit-beautiful

This is a hidden little gem. Campground area is very spacious and clean. each spot has its own... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Betty193r
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Texas
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“lava flow” (42 reviews)
“nature trail” (11 reviews)
“paved walkway” (3 reviews)
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6158 Us-380, Carrizozo, NM 88301
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+1 575-648-2241
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"lava flow"
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"nature trail"
in 11 reviews
"paved walkway"
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"tent camping"
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"strollers and wheelchairs"
in 2 reviews
"desert plant life"
in 2 reviews
"picnic facilities"
in 2 reviews
"thousand years"
in 4 reviews
"small visitor center"
in 4 reviews
"new mexico"
in 16 reviews
"lava beds"
in 8 reviews
"bureau of land management"
in 3 reviews
"interpretive signs"
in 2 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 4 reviews
"petroglyph site"
in 2 reviews
"valley floor"
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"hook ups"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this small, but unique area. The visitors' center has information on the lava flow itself, the short hike into the lava field, camping, and additional sites of interest in the Carrizozo area. A raised platform overlooks the vast lava...More

Thank mwcw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden little gem. Campground area is very spacious and clean. each spot has its own table, covered, with trash can, electric on most spots, and a fantastic view of the lava field. we have a 44ft fifth wheel and could move around...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside Carrizozo, on the highway that goes to Socorro. We stopped by to eat our picnic lunch after visiting Trinity Site & before heading to Capitan. Beautiful lava flow area in the middle of the desert. There are a few camping sites & a...More

Thank Teresa G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this leaving White Sands NP, great little campground, the lava flows were amazing, everything was clean, nice to have electric at the campsite and the price was cheap. Loved the small walk up the hill to look around the area, would go back to...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

This is a mile hike around a lava field. There is a ramp down to the lower trail loop. Cacti and other vegetation grows throughout the tubes, folds and cracks in the various levels of lava. An array of wildlife live in the lava and...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a picnic on our way from Alamogordo to Albuquerque. Beautiful location and great covered picnic area with about 6-8 tables. Also clean bathrooms to use. Felt like we had been transported to Hawaii with black pahoehoe lava flows as far as you...More

Thank JoyousWITravel
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Easy to find clean facility with lots of parking. We stopped on the way to the Bosque del Apache but it is also is on the way to ABQ, Alamogordo or White Sands. It was a nice break from driving and we had a great...More

Thank Masch40
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

The malpais trails and the abundant wildlife make this recreation area well worth a visit. Beautiful flora and fauna without the worrisome insects, raccoons, squirrels and bears which can become problematic at many public parks. The camping fee is nominal. However, the day we arrived...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

We have not often camped at recreation areas but the price can’t be beat. It is a quiet location with lots of stars at night. It has a remarkable walkway out into the lava.

Thank Renita G
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here overnight in the BLM campground. There is a long circular wheelchair friendly paved path that takes you out into the lava field. Very unique terrain - some of the lava looks folded in on itself.

Thank Nancy W
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Kevin F
April 29, 2017|
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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.
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Melvin B
March 11, 2017|
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Response from mosaiclover | Reviewed this property |
No. First come first served.
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