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I visited the El Malpais area and was not ready for yet another hike. I was delighted that the trip to see this beautiful site was a short walk, and you can also just stay in the... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I visited the El Malpais area and was not ready for yet another hike. I was delighted that the trip to see this beautiful site was a short walk, and you can also just stay in the car...visible even from the highway. New Mexico offers so much!

1 Thank sudihoo
Jefferson City, MO
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79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

You will find many places to stop and take photos on your way to see the La Ventana Natural Arch. I believe the visit and drive through the park was more fascinating than the arch itself. But, see the arch. You can take a very short walk (not even a hike) to the base of the arch - it is... More 

2 Thank Randy E
Scottsdale, Arizona
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140 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

It reminded me of the natural bridges park. I love the sandstone natural bridges and this one is very accessible to older visitors and your families.

1 Thank nthirion
Seattle, Washington
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248 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The weather was getting hostile so we didn't hike. We stopped to take pictures. The arch looked really close from the road to hike. We planned to come back the next day for this, but it rained as well.

Thank Mozou-Kozou
Jacksonville, Florida
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172 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The arch is not all that big, but it is easily accessible. We saw herds of mule deer and a fantastic sunset on the road.

Thank Susan S
Salem, Oregon
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Our first "arch" on a 21-day tour of the Southwest. Very impressive and a short hike to the base of the arch. Restrooms here as well!

1 Thank bfenderson
Euless, Texas
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85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

If you like Jurassic Park and King Kong movies, you'll love this place. My wife and I keep thinking that T-rex or King Kong will come out of the corner. It was surreal! Did we enjoy our time there, YES!

Thank Rudy-R283
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

A short walk takes you up to a fence where you have a nice view of the arch. There is also a trail which goes up to the arch. Wear hiking boots.

1 Thank Judy H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was one of many wonderful views within the El Malpais National Monument. Only an hour + outside of Albuquerque and the landscape is completely different. This is one of many must see stops within the National Park system.

Sewell, New Jersey
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252 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The La Ventana Arch is located along the eastern side of El Malpais National Monument (on Route 117). It is an interesting arch, but nothing like Arches National Park. It is only a short walk from the parking lot to the arch. Unfortunately, they don't allow you to get close enough to the arch (unless you decide to hop the... More 

2 Thank stormkrow8

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