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Malpais National Monument - La Ventana Trail
of sign - On the trail to La Ventana Arch in El Malpais National
taken- February 2010
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view of sign
Ventana ("the window") is one of New Mexico's largest
natural arches and perhaps the most dramatic and easily accessible
of the Cebolla Wilderness. The trail winds to the arch for
about a half a mile round trip hike. Please wear sturdy shoes;
trail is steep and rocky.
National Conservation Area
Bureau of Land Management administers the El Malpais National
Conservation Area. The Congress established the NCA
in 1987 to protect and conserve nationally important natural and
cultural resources while allowing compatible uses.
is a place that generally appears to have been affected by forces of
nature. The Cebolla Wilderness offers 60,000
of outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive
recreation. We invite you to experience this wild place.
No Trace! This way only nature makes the changes.
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