Supporting the Valles Caldera National Preserve
for present and future generations

Valles Caldera Celebrates
National Park Service Birthday
Free Entry Aug. 25-27
Special Events on Saturday

Plan a Visit and Join in the Celebration!

Valles Caldera National Preserve, in partnership with Los Amigos de Valles Caldera and the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, is celebrating the National Park Service centennial anniversary with free entry from Aug. 25-28 and a special event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

Visitors on Saturday can participate in the preserve’s “BioBlitz” where citizen-scientists of all ages can help the NPS discover and document the plants and animals that call the preserve home.

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera, the preserve’s friends group, will sponsor a variety of family-oriented activities, including live birds and reptiles from the Española Wildlife Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., face painting 1-2:30 p.m., and plein air painting demonstrations 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The highlight of the Los Amigos sponsored events will be a live musical performance from Grammy award winning Black Eagle 1:30-3 p.m.

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation and the New Mexico Youth Conservation Foundation are supporting the centennial celebration with a youth camping event and sportsman’s summit.

Located in the heart of the Jemez Mountains in north-central New Mexico, the preserve features huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history.