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Valley of Fires Recreation Area

U.S. 380, Carrizozo, New Mexico 88301 USA

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February 28, 2018
Rated 4.0

It's a really cool place to stop in and see ancient lava flows. You won't spend more than a few hours (if that) hiking the paved path, but it really is something special to see. My kids thought so, too.

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April 03, 2016
Rated 4.0

If you are driving near the area or are looking for a day trip from Ruidoso this is an interesting place. It is an ancient lava field with a nice walking path. Clean facilities.

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Nancy Sewell

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March 12, 2016

Great facilities and very nice hosts. $12-18 for undeveloped to electric site

There's a paved path that leads you through the volcanic lava flow, and with the desert plants growing in and among the lava, it's a sight to behold! Amazing landscape of black rock-maybe lava. Deep ravines, sharp edges and green cactus make for a very unusual landscape. The self-guided tour is thorough and just the right length to get a feel for the place without overdoing the content. Nice spot in the middle of nowhere!

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Valley of Fires Recreation Area

U.S. 380
Carrizozo, New Mexico
88301 USA

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Fifty Amp
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  • Full Hookup
  • Paved Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Sewer Hookup
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  • Potable Water
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