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Valley of Fires Recreation Area

Carrizozo, NM
+1 575-648-2241
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Nice park?

If you are a camper, this appears to be a clean location with nice facilities. The young lady at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Its a Valley

this was kinda cool, the lava fields are so big its just crazy to think of how big the eruption... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John S
North Richland Hills, Texas
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  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lava flow” (40 reviews)
“nature trail” (10 reviews)
“black lava” (7 reviews)
Carrizozo, NM
+1 575-648-2241
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a camper, this appears to be a clean location with nice facilities. The young lady at the park was super friendly. It was in fact a lava field, and has a nice walkway through it, but a few minutes for me, was...More

Thank hottoddy88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was kinda cool, the lava fields are so big its just crazy to think of how big the eruption was, this is a park area and they have bathrooms, camping, and day use areas

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

US Highway 380 cuts right through the flow (about 2 1/2 miles) and has numerous places to pull off the highway if you're just passing through as we were. The recreation area appears to be well equipped with hook-ups for RVs, picnic areas and hiking...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this area by accident on the way to Lincoln County. We topped a hill and could not tell what was in the narrow valley between us and the (very) small town. There is a small park and turnout. Remember this is desert.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank wewhynot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank AuntieM64
Reviewed 1 July 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.

Thank KCsew
Reviewed 24 June 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

Thank Shelly R
Reviewed 2 June 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
Reviewed 1 June 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

Thank ravensnest89
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Kevin F
29 April 2017|
Response from Kate G | Reviewed this property |
I was there 2 weeks ago and the water was on. They probably turn it off in winter to keep it from freezing.
Melvin B
11 March 2017|
Response from mosaiclover | Reviewed this property |
No. First come first served.