Tourist Information

BLM Ranger Station El Malpais is a hodgepodge of National Park Service (NPS) land, private land, conservation areas and wilderness areas administered by the BLM. Each area has different rules and regulations, which change regularly. The BLM Ranger Station, 9 miles south of I-40, used to handle permits and information for the Cibola National Forest, but as of 2017 it was closed until further notice.

El Malpais Information Center The El Malpais Information Center, 22 miles southwest of Grants, has permits and information for caving and backcountry camping (free).