Grants

Overview

Introduction

Another town that preserves a portion of Route 66, Grants lies near one of the largest deposits of uranium in the world. Its discovery in 1950 made uranium extraction the main business in Grants. The New Mexico Museum of Mining includes a replica of a uranium mine and other exhibits on the industry. Just south of town is El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area, a vast site of prehistoric volcanic activity—lava beds, tubes and spatter cones. Most prominent among the natural features are the Ice Cave (with its never-melting frozen formations), inactive Bandera Volcano and La Ventana, a large natural arch. There are also some Ancestral Puebloan ruins within the conservation area. 75 mi/120 km west of Albuquerque.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  


  Copyright ©2020 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
   
 
  
 
  Your Travel Specialist
 
  Cruises & Camera's, LLC
310-430-1742
Email: sfrankel@cruiseandtravelexperts.com

8214 W. 83rd Street
Playa del Rey, California 90293
www.cruisesandcameras.com
 
 
  CA-2122502-50/FL-ST40081/WA-UBI#603-530-342