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The Narrows of Malpaís

(nr Grants NM) The Narrows of Malpaís refers to the three mile long flow of lava at the base of some magnificent sandstone cliffs. The eruption occurred only 1,500 years ago, and is considered the youngest lava beds in the area. The lava flow was on one side of the highway, with the cliffs on […]

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Lower Gallinas Canyon

(nr Emory Pass NM) Entering Lower Gallinas Canyon there was a dramatic shift to rugged cliffs and massive rock formations. They came right to the edge of the road, so there was nowhere to stop until getting through the best. Coming out of an ‘S’ turn was a pull-out just big enough for Tardis. I […]

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Cave Creek Canyon

(Portal AZ) A few years ago, I went to Cave Creek Canyon to camp. However, upon arriving it was closed due to a recent flood and no camping was allowed. Plus, it began snowing while I looked around. It was a beautiful area, so I vowed to return to try again. Second try… Three campgrounds […]

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