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Address: Grants, NM

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Stunning View in El Malpais!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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.

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Easy hike on specific pathway. Numerous wildflowers in bloom.Small desert cactus with flowers of varying colors. Paved parking lot.

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marietta GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

largee natural arch - impressive in size but even with short trail to the base, hard to get a decent pic from that perspective.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

They way to really see this arch is to hike the 4 miles up the Narrows Trail and see the arch from a distance. The hike was a relatively easy 4 miles with wonderful views for miles in the distance. It was quite breezy though!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Only 17 miles south of Interstate 40 on NM Hwy 117 (near Grants), this is an easy day trip from the Albuquerque area and has gorgeous scenery. On the western side of the drive are the amazing lava flows of the El Malpais National Monument. There is a Gila Wilderness parking area just off the road with a really easy... More 

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Washington State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice arch, good view from the parking lot, fair amount of parking. There is a short (1/2 mile round trip according to the sign) graveled path to get closer.

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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As a Native New Mexican, I say, as you're heading to La Ventana, on the right side of the highway, you'll see a Sign for the site. Rather than looking to your left, keep looking right. Drive up the hill, until you find a widening in the shoulder, Carefully turn around and drive back the way you came. You'll understand... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Definitely worth your time to hike the short trail to this incredible Arch. Surrounding cliffs aren't bad either. Great early in the am.

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went to the ranger station to ask about what to see and he recommended the arch. It's a lot bigger than you might think. They had hiking trails available but we simply stopped to take in the natural beauty. This is not a lot further into the park and it's definitely worth your time to stop and take a... More 

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Address: Grants, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Grants

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