Important Links

   Visit these links to get basic information on the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the Rim Trail and nearby areas of interest.

Here is the National Park Service website for the Valles Caldera National Preserve:

Link for Bandelier National Monument:

Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera National Preserve, by Coco Rae

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera is a long standing nonprofit doing watershed restoration work in the VCNP. They run the bookstore at the Visitor Center and provide financial support to programs at the Preserve. Please support them:
Friends of Bandelier is a non profit supporting the National Park Service at Bandelier National Monument adjacent to the Valles Caldera to the east:

Nearby agencies, and recreation areas:
Jemez District
, Santa Fe National Forest:
Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest:

Manhattan Project National Historic Park
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area
Fenton Lake State Park:
Jemez State Monument
Old Santa Fe Trail Building National Historic Site:
Los Alamos County Recreation, Camp May Park and Campground:{7A617C9C-07BB-4C13-8929-85E14CD6B34B}&SelectedID=4

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

Excellent group working to reform livestock grazing in the American West:

Here’s a link with great information about visiting our national parks in the time of Covid: How to enjoy US national parks responsibly (

Here is important information on leaving no trace in the wilderness and low impact camping: