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La Ventana Natural Arch

Grants, NM
+1 505-876-2783
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A very good arch - photo tips

Having been to the parks in Utah that have many stone arches, this is a good one. For you Photogers... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
richard c
,
tillamook
via mobile
Fantastic

This Arch is a wonder to behold. You can see it from the road but to get the full effect you need... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Mrharley
,
Tampa, Florida
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“short walk” (8 reviews)
“parking lot” (8 reviews)
“easy walk” (5 reviews)
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Grants, NM
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+1 505-876-2783
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"short walk"
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"parking lot"
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"easy walk"
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"el malpais"
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"beautiful site"
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"dirt path"
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"yard walk"
in 2 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"natural beauty"
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"parking area"
in 3 reviews
"scenic drive"
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"new mexico"
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"national conservation area"
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"visitor center"
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"lava flow"
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"base"
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Having been to the parks in Utah that have many stone arches, this is a good one. For you Photogers out there, the best time appears to be after lunch. You're shooting facing east so let the sun come around behind you to light up...More

1  Thank richard c
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This Arch is a wonder to behold. You can see it from the road but to get the full effect you need to stop and park and walk in about 300 yards. It is really gorgeous.

1  Thank Mrharley
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This route through Quemado was a great alternative to Highway 40. We used La Ventana as a spot to stretch our legs and use the only bathroom for many miles. Unfortunately, it is a pit toilet that was very stinky, but I was grateful for...More

1  Thank Thea W
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great arch. Largest natural arch in New Mexico I understand. Easy walk to base of arch. Wheelchair accessible.

2  Thank James G C
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The path is a very easy, perhaps 150 yard walk from the parking lot, about 1/3 of which is actually paved. The rest is a good packed trail with a slight rise in elevation. A hat and sunscreen are both good ideas for this site,...More

3  Thank capitollover
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great easy walk scenic views relaxing get away for the day enjoy nature, during the monsoon season watch out for thunderstorms

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1  Thank mountains74
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is an easy walk from the parking area with sidewalks most of the way. It is a natural beauty to see.

1  Thank Judy S
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It was a quick stop at a beautiful site. If you're a photographer plan to go in the afternoon, I had difficulty getting a good shot in late morning.

1  Thank selindo
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

There is only a short hike here - 1/4 mile each way, to the arch, but it's well worth the stop. Restroom facilities also available here.

2  Thank Deanne A
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Take exit 89 off rt 40 and follow signs for El Malpais down 117. It's about 12 miles, so a short detour to see an interesting natural site. You can see it from the parking lot, but a short walk will get you even closer.

2  Thank PattyMcC7
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rardnek
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Response from nthirion | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how large your large rv is. The parking was open and accessible and could accommodate an 7 person rental type rv. It was also not very busy so you may just be able to park on the side.
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