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Valley of the Fires New Mexico

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Valley of the Fires New Mexico

Located Four miles west of the Town of Carrizozo NM on US hwy 380 Valley of Fires recreation area is located immediately adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow. Malpaís is a Spanish term for rough and barren landscape that consists of largely uneroded lava fields, volcanic cones, and other volcanic landforms. As you look west across the Tularosa Basin, Malpias dominate the view. Thousands of years ago, lava spewed from vents at the northern end of the flow and traveled 44 miles along the floor of the Tularosa Basin.  Little Black Peak to the North is one of the origins...

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