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Valles Caldera National Preserve

Overview
NM HWY 4 (18 miles west of Los Alamos). Year-round outdoor recreation in the heart of the Jemez Mountains.

The Valles Caldera National Preserve was a private ranch until 2000, when Congress created it from a well-known ranch known as “the Baca Ranch” in New Mexico’s volcanic Jemez Mountain Range. This 89,000 acre property is situated inside a collapsed crater. Studded with eruptive domes and featuring Redondo Peak (11,254 feet), this old ranch property is now being developed to explore a new way of managing public lands. Visit our website for more information.