Explore an unparalleled geological and recreational gem in the high elevations of northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. The park showcases one of the world’s best examples of a resurgent caldera—a circular volcano with an uplifted center floor. The beautiful streams, high mountain peaks, lush grasslands, old-growth timber, rich cultural and tribal heritage, and abundant wildlife make these 90,000 acres a wonderland of adventure with great scientific value.
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Fact Sheet Valles Caldera National Preserve The Valles Caldera National Preserve’s unmatched combination of geological wonders and superb recreational values make it worthy of inclusion in our National Park System, with interpretation by America’s elite storytellers—our national park rangers.
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Magazine Article Picture This Design students reimagine the park experience for the 21st century.
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Report Analysis of Options for Transferring Valles Caldera National Preserve Analysis of options for transferring the Valles Caldera National Preserve to direct federal agency management
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Press Release New Report Shows NPS Management of Valles Caldera Would Result in Better Protection of Site, Increased Economic Benefits for Local Communities and New Mexico Statement by NPCA Senior Southwest Regional Director David Nimkin