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Valles Caldera National Preserve

39201 NM-4, New Mexico 87025 USA

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Tue 9a-5p
  • Independent
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“The Southwest's Supervolcano”

About 1.25 million years ago, a spectacular volcanic eruption created the 12-mile wide crater-shaped landscape now known as the Valles Caldera.  The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams and for preserving the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embracing a rich ranching history.

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Bryce Shuck

  • 39 Reviews
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May 30, 2021
Rated 4.0

Very neat place. The tourist part lives the cabin used in Longmire, we actually have a family history around a different cabin from the early 1900s. Rangers were super friendly, it’s worth driving to after Bandelier.

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Valles Caldera National Preserve

39201 NM-4
New Mexico
87025 USA

Hours

Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Good for bird watching, cycling, and 8 more activities.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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