Each year thousands of visitors come to Valles Caldera National Preserve to explore the unique geology, view elk, and learn about the historic cabins and prehistoric sites. We hope you will have fun, make lifelong memories, and enjoy this special place.
Basic Information Find essential information for your trip, including important seasonal information, fees and passes, permits and reservations, traveling with pets, answers to frequently asked questions, and rules and regulations.
Learn how to get to Valles Caldera and get preserve maps.
Find information about preserve lodges and camping in Valles Caldera. Though there are no restaurants inside Valles Caldera, we provide contact information for nearby communities.
Learn about the major destinations in Valles Caldera.
Valles Caldera has something for everyone. Learn about hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, fishing, bicycling, skiing, snowshoeing, activities with rangers, horseback riding, and guided tours.
View schedules of ranger-led programs.
Prepare yourself to safely enjoy wildlife and other features that make Valles Caldera a place to remember.
Learn more about nearby cities, parks, and museums.