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Valley of Fires Recreation Area

6158 Us-380, Carrizozo, NM 88301
+1 575-648-2241
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Great place, a bit out of the way

While passing through Alamogordo, I decided to visit Valley of Fires Recreation Area. It is a bit... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2017
wewhynot
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Salisbury, North Carolina
Great place

Just up the road from Alamagordo, New Mexico and past Three Rivers Petroglyph site is Valley of... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
AuntieM64
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Eastern NC
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“lava flow” (42 reviews)
“nature trail” (11 reviews)
“paved walkway” (3 reviews)
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6158 Us-380, Carrizozo, NM 88301
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+1 575-648-2241
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"lava flow"
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"nature trail"
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"paved walkway"
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"tent camping"
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"strollers and wheelchairs"
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"desert plant life"
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"picnic facilities"
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"thousand years"
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"small visitor center"
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"new mexico"
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"lava beds"
in 8 reviews
"bureau of land management"
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"interpretive signs"
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"clean restrooms"
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"petroglyph site"
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

While passing through Alamogordo, I decided to visit Valley of Fires Recreation Area. It is a bit of a drive but thought it was worth the drive. This BLM site is a lava field, somewhat similar, but also different than Newberry in Oregon. Arrived about...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Just up the road from Alamagordo, New Mexico and past Three Rivers Petroglyph site is Valley of Fires Recreation Area. I started seeing the lava flow way before I got to Valley of Fires, and found out that the flow is about 40 miles long...More

1  Thank AuntieM64
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

The nice part of this one is the paved pathway through part of the field, making it accessible to all. But it does get HOT in the summer. Easy to see a lot just driving along NM 380.

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

There is a paved walkway that winds through the lava field. It was quite interesting but go early morning if summertime - we were there around noon and it was very hot - at least there was a breeze so that helped. There are interpretive...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

We planned on camping here as it was in between our planned visits to White Sands National Monument and the Very Large Array, and the campground also has showers which is unusual for BLM land. We pulled in late afternoon, secured and paid for a...More

1  Thank Donna S
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Valley of Fire is a most facinating attraction. A lava field that stretches 2 miles wide and as far as the eye can see. Great place for a picnic or a week in the campground situated high above the valley floor. Very nice clean facilities...More

1  Thank ravensnest89
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

“WOW—it looks like the volcano exploded yesterday!” The lava flow stopped thousands of years ago, but it really appeared much more recent. There are a multitude of picnics areas, a small information center, and walking trails. Just how thick is the lava? Up to 165...More

Thank lovetotravel1492
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Walking through here you are in a different world. I took several pictures but none could show what it is like walking the trail. The lava field is nothing like I have ever experienced. The shear size and vastness alone is something you have to...More

2  Thank BobRetired2015
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful Bureau of Land Management campground in the lava flow of the Valley of Fire. All sites have picnic shelters, many have water and electric with concrete pads. Nice paved interpretive trail through the la a fields. Restrooms with hot showers. Cool,...More

1  Thank feltsoul
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Huge, quiet space full of volcanic rocks. If you enjoy massive open spaces with mountains at the horizon on both sides, you'll love this place where the wind courses like rapids.

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I was there 2 weeks ago and the water was on. They probably turn it off in winter to keep it from freezing.
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