Located near the peak of the Jemez Region of the Santa Fe National Forest is the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Over a million years ago, a large volcanic eruption occurred that would create what is now known as the Valles Caldera. The area serves a large valley the meadows that serve as center point for much of the wildlife in the region. Streams for fishing and trails for biking and hiking, Valles Caldera serves a location for amazing outdoor activities and adventures.
At Valles Caldera, camping isn’t allowed but there are many camping areas in the region that are close in proximity. At the visitor center, visitors can purchase fishing permits for the preserve. Additionally, the Valles Caldera has serves as home to deer, elk, and much more wildlife.