Plan Your Visit

Late afternoon sun setting over a vast grassland valley
The sun begins to set over Valle Grande


Are you planning a Valles Caldera adventure?

Each year, thousands of visitors come to Valles Caldera National Preserve to explore the unique geology, view wildlife, and learn about the rich human history of the site. We hope your park experience inspires you to help preserve this special place. Let us help you plan your visit!

For the best trip planning experience on a mobile device, get the NPS App and download Valles Caldera National Preserve's information for offline use. Otherwise, check out the following pages.
  • 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.
  • Directions and Transportation: Learn how to get to Valles Caldera and get park maps.
  • Eating and Sleeping: Though the preserve does not currently offer overnight camping, lodging, or restaurants, we provide contact information for nearby opportunities.
  • Places to Go: Learn about the major destinations in Valles Caldera.
  • Things to Do: Valles Caldera has something for everyone. Learn about astronomy, hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, fishing, bicycling, skiing, snowshoeing, activities with rangers, horseback riding, and guided tours.
  • Calendar: View schedules of ranger-led programs.
  • Safety: Prepare yourself to safely enjoy wildlife and other features that make Valles Caldera a place to remember.
  • Accessibility: Valles Caldera is committed to providing physical access to the greatest number of individuals.
  • Nearby Attractions: Learn more about nearby cities, parks, and museums.

Last updated: October 31, 2022

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090 Villa Louis Martin Dr.
Jemez Springs, NM 87025


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