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.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Using your Equestrian Permit
When you receive your permit, it will also contain 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: December 6, 2023