Horses have been part of the Valles Caldera landscape for more than 100 years. To ride a horse inside Valles Caldera National Preserve, owners/riders must have an equestrian permit issued by the park.
How To Get An Equestrian Permit
Using your Equestrian Permit
When you receive a return confirmation e-mail, there will be your permit, which contains a vehicle dash permit and a wallet permit card.
Riders will have to bring their own horses as the park does not have an equestrian concessionaire in operation. Conducting commercial activities requires a Commercial Use Authorization.
Rules of the Trail
Last updated: January 17, 2023