Basic Information

About 30,000 visitors come to the preserve each year to enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, and simply enjoying this southwest geologic gem. The busy season in Valles Caldera runs from May-October.
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Be Prepared
Preparing for your visit to Valles Caldera ahead of time will let you spend more time enjoying the scenic beauty of the preserve once you arrive.
  • For changing weather conditions.
  • For wildlife -- please slow down and use pullouts to watch wildlife and do not approach wildlife.
  • Be bear aware.
  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Control your pet. Pets are not allowed on most trails, in the backcountry or along streams.
  • Cell phone service is available in the Valle Grande area of the preserve.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • The nearest gas station is 20 miles from the preserve's main entrance.
Remember, your safety is your responsibility.

Last updated: March 22, 2021

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Jemez Springs , NM 87025


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