What’s Happening on the Preserve?
Valles Caldera National Preserve has something for everyone this summer: hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, fishing, bicycling, activities with rangers, horseback riding, and guided tours. You can also just find a quiet spot to contemplate and enjoy the beauty of the preserve!
Summer hours are daily from 8 AM to 6 PM, May 15 to October 31.
Summer 2017 Special Events
Los Amigos de Valles Caldera is sponsoring and/or participating in the following events on the preserve this summer. Mark your calendars and plan to attend! More information will follow as we approach the date of each event.
May 15-19: Los Amigos Trail Maintenance
July 14-16: Los Amigos Restoration Work Weekend – Rito de los Indios*
July 22: Preserve Birthday Bash – 17th Birthday
July 22: Bookstore Grand Opening and Los Amigos 10-Year Anniversary Celebration
July 30: Los Amigos Geology Tour with Kirt Kempter
Aug 11-13: Los Amigos Restoration Work Weekend – Sulphur Creek*
Sept 16,23 & 30: Elk Viewing Tours Click for more information
Sept 30: Elk Festival
Oct 7, 11, 14, 21: Elk Viewing Tours Click for more information
(*Hand work is performed on our work weekends and hours worked count as match for our restoration grants. Camping is allowed for project volunteers.)
A total of 35 backcountry vehicle permits are available each day from May 15 to October 31 as conditions allow on a first come first served basis for travel on designated roads. See Map
Backcountry vehicle access may be unavailable if the roads are unsafe for travel. The permit allows the permit holder and all passengers that can legally fit in the vehicle access to the backcountry. More Information