Valles Caldera National Preserve
Jemez Mountains Elk Festival
Free Family Fun Day!
September 24, 2016 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Valles Caldera National Preserve is home to one of the largest elk herds in New Mexico. Each fall, the sound of elk bugling in the mountains marks the start of their mating season, known as the ‘rut’.
To celebrate the upcoming elk rut and to learn about this fascinating creature, the National Park Service will host the 8th Annual Jemez Mountains Elk Festival on September 24th from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This FREE festival will feature a food truck, bugling contest, solar telescope display, and loads of fun interactive activities for the entire family. Wildlife experts will also be on hand to answer visitor questions about elk and other Jemez Mountains wildlife.
Visit the Los Amigos de Valles Caldera tent to say hello
and learn about our projects.
If You Plan to Attend:
Valle Grande Entrance Station, 39201 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025
Free Entrance All Day (National Public Lands Day)
Bring Binoculars, Blanket, Warm Clothing, Food, Water, Sunscreen