Valles Caldera National Preserve, Jemez Springs

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  • We drove here after visiting Los Alamos in the morning and continuing on Rte 4 into the mountains (I think the Santa Fe National Forest). This new National Preserve is a huge, flat, grassy area you co...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit here and our short hike. My only regret is that we didn’t get here soon enough to really see anything other than the large expanse of the valley area. Still just the drive was inc...  more »
  • I have just finished watching the last few episodes of Longmire. I took a snapshot in season 5 eoisode 4 of Walt's house. Until yesterday I had believed it to be a piece of CGI. So, you can but wonder...  more »
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  • This place never gets old. One of these days we will get there early enough to get passes to see "the back county." But this is mother nature at her finest. The main tourist area is about three miles out of the nearly 14 mile wide caldera. Lots of wildlife calls this place home. And, you are literally in the middle of 360 degrees of beauty all around you. Highly recommend!
  • Have been wanting to visit here for years and finally was able to come here last summer. I was not disappointed, this place is so beautiful! Friendly staff here will answer all your questions. Get the back-country pass and drive into the caldera....miles of amazing scenery....I went for a hike and didn't see another soul, it was so cool!
  • Brand New National Park. We arrived just before park closed, so did not get to explore. Interesting geologic features and history. Will return to explore. Visitor center is makeshift as of now. Higher rating when more permanent structure added, entrance road paved.
  • Wonderfully beautiful place to visit! Highly suggest driving to the north side to take in the sights and do some hiking. Very remote and a lot of history. Make sure to purchase a park map at the guard house upon your arrival. Loved it!
  • This entire area is nothing short of amazing. It is a very distinct and stunningly beautiful area and a real treasure in New Mexico. The heard of elk that you can find here sometimes are amazing. Fall is the best time to be here by gar as it is just amazing with color.
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