Things To Do

Valles Caldera welcomes everyone. Whether you delight in the challenge of a strenuous hike or prefer to sit quietly and watch the sunset, the preserve offers a great diversity of activities for you to enjoy. With so many adventures to choose from, you'll have some tough decisions to make.


Astronomy
Whether a beginner or an expert astronomer, visit a NM State Route 4 pullout overnight to view some of the darkest skies in northern New Mexico.

Backcountry Access
Explore more of the volcano!

Camping
Currently, camping is not available within the preserve. Find out more about nearby campgrounds to stay close to Valles Caldera.

Winter Activities
Valles Caldera usually turns into a wonderland during the winter months just waiting to be explored.

Day Hiking
Lace up your boots and explore!

Fishing
Cast your line to hook a trout.

Horseback Riding
Bring your own horse and explore more volcanic vistas from the comfort of your saddle.

Hunting
Take a chance in one of New Mexico's premier elk and turkey hunting locations.

Mountain Biking & E-Biking
Enjoy the scenery on two wheels.

Ranger-Led Activities
Join a park ranger for porch talks, guided hikes, and astronomy programs.

Wildlife Viewing
Test your observation skills with 51 species of mammals, 117 birds, 6 reptiles, 3 amphibians, and 6 different types of fish.

Guided Tours and Other Services
These businesses are authorized to provide commercially guided activities and services.

Last updated: August 29, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 359
Jemez Springs, NM 87025

Phone:

(575) 829-4100 x3

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