|60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque (2nd edition)
Coyote Call trailhead, before the Las Conchas fire
44. Valles Caldera National Preserve
Valle Grande, viewed from the main gate to the staging area (NM 4 + VC01)
La Garita Trail
May 15, 2015:
The National Park Service has expanded access to the Valles Caldera.
Entrance fee: $20 per vehicle and $10 per person when entering on foot or bicycle.
The entrance fee is valid for seven days and cover all self-guided recreational activities
including, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Special events, guided
hikes, van tours, and the use of the headquarters shuttle are free with entry.
Annual federal lands access passes, including senior and military passes, are also valid
Visitors can explore the Valles Caldera in their personal vehicles by securing a free
backcountry vehicle permit.