Horses have been part of the Valles Caldera landscape for over 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
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Allow up to 7-14 business days for park staff to process your request.
For questions and concerns, please contact us at VALL_Info@nps.gov or 575-829-4100 ext 3.
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: April 25, 2022