Valles Caldera Fall Fiesta

Elk herd in a grassland and near the edge of a conifer forest.
Elk herd on the edge of a valle



With elk bugling during misty mornings and aspen leaves turning shades of gold, Fall is a magical time in the Jemez Mountains. Come celebrate the season at the Valles Caldera Fall Fiesta. The 2023 fiesta will run from Saturday, October 7 through Sunday, October 15, from 9 am to 5 pm. Each day will highlight different aspects about this special place. The event and entrance into the park are both free.


Daily Schedule

Here is a brief overview of events that are going on each day.

White text reads Eclipse Soundscpaes in the middle of a ring of fire

Eclipse Soundscapes

Be an Eclipse Soundscapes Observer

During the annular eclipse on Saturday, October 14, you can participate in a NASA citizen science project by making observations about how animals are affected by the eclipse. On the day of the event, find a ranger and pick up an observation form.

Prepare Ahead for Being an Observer

Head over to the Eclipse Soundscapes website to learn more about the program, eclipses, how to participate, and what scientists are hoping to learn. The Observer web page is full of great resources, including videos, that will help you be prepared to make observations around the eclipse.


Last updated: October 16, 2023

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090 Villa Louis Martin Dr.
Jemez Springs, NM 87025


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