A national park is essence, the Valles Caldera National Preserve summons a visit while in Jemez Springs. Holding significance with regards to the preservation of various geological, cultural and ecological interests of the Valles Caldera, this national park is a sensory treat! You can carry out various activities here; hiking and biking being the most popular ones. If you are more into leisure, you can also choose to fish in the waterbodies here. You can see some amazing examples of nature’s destruction and reconstruction here.
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Valles Caldera National Preserve Reviews & Ratings
Wonderful place to visit. I suggest visiting in the summer time and the fall. Summer time is beautiful and lots of elk in the morning and evenings. The fall is great to go see the elk rutting season. You can here the big bulls calling. You can go into the preserve now but it cost money. You can only drive on the dirt roads but you can get out and hike around. There's a river running through and old ranch houses you can check out. Also, if you go skiing or hiking on the back side of Pajarito ski resort you can get a great view of the backside of the Valle Caldera.
Beautiful area. Very diverse eco system with abundant plant and animal life. It’s a shame they let hinting occur within the park. That’s why four stars. Beyond that, this place is an amazing must visit. Come early and register your vehicle to drive through the caldera itself and experience it all. Even saw a bear and cub! Beautiful must see on your trip to northern NM!
Beautiful preserve with amazing views. Pictures don't really do it justice. Very helpful park guides at the visitor center. You can spend 2 or 3 hours driving through the park taking in the views, not to mention the miles and miles of hiking trails. You'll be glad you saw it.
Dude, prairie dogs everywhere! My friend said it was the inside of a dormant volcano. Lovely weather, surrounded by mountains and tall grasses blowing in the breeze. Gorgeous.
A unique part of New Mexico. So beautiful and raw. This is not a developed national park. This National Preserve makes you feel like you are stepping back in time. We only saw a fraction of the preserve but we are eager to return and spend more time to see the rest.