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Valles Caldera National Preserve
39200 Highway 4, PO Box 359 Jemez Springs
Central
575-829-4100

About 1.25 million years ago, a spectacular volcanic eruption created the 13-mile wide circular depression now known as the Valles Caldera. The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history. Visit www.nps.gov/vall for more info.