This page contains information about accessibility in Valles Caldera National Preserve and may help you plan your visit. If a particular service or issue is not mentioned below and you have questions, please contact us.
The staff at Valles Caldera is working hard to correct and resolve accessibility deficiencies throughout the preserve. By using principles of universal design, Valles Caldera is committed to providing physical access to the greatest number of individuals. From designing and building new facilities to the rehabilitation of older buildings, accessibility has become a key component of all projects.
The Visitor Center is wheelchair accessible. Assistance may be needed to pass over threshold onto the access ramp and over the door threshold.

Restrooms are located opposite the parking lot from the contact station. The gravel parking lot is not graded for accessibility. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Trails at Valles Caldera are not currently graded for accessibility. Because Valles Caldera's trails are old logging and ranch roads, trail substrate varies from dirt and gravel to overgrown grass.

Service Animals

Service animals that meet the ADA definition of a service animal are permitted everywhere in Valles Caldera National Preserve.
Owners are encouraged to identify their working service animal, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for animal waste, so please bring your own and clean up after your service animal.

Working to Improve Access for All

Valles Caldera National Preserve welcomes everyone and seeks to create an inclusive environment for everyone to experience. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about accessibility.

U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities qualify for the Interagency Access Pass, which provides free or discounted access to over 2,000 Federal recreation sites.

Last updated: February 15, 2017

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