El Malpais Wilderness Study Area
Rio Puerco Field Office 100 Sun Avenue NE, Suite 330 Albuquerque, NM 87109
From I-40, turn south on Highway 53 (Exit 81) at the west end of Grants. Park at the National Park Service's Zuni Acoma Trail trailhead adjacent to and on the south side of Highway 53, about 16 miles south of Interstate 40. Hike approximately 1.5 miles south to the intersection with the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Taking the right fork, continue hiking south a short distance, then follow the trail west about a mile to a fence crossing. The El Malpais WSA is on the other side of the fence.