If you are in northeastern Arizona, near the New Mexico border, you are near a unique national park—Petrified Forest National Park. This podcast episode discusses driving through New Mexico, El Malpais National Monument, and our visit to Petrified Forest National Park. 

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El Malpais National Monument

El Malpais’ terrain was formed by lava from ancient volcanoes. It covers a massive area in northwestern New Mexico near the border of Arizona. You will find canyons, sandstone cliffs, rock formations, cinder cones, and lava tube caves. You can also sit near the caves in the summer months and watch bats fly out at dusk. 

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Petrified Forest National Park

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