Now is a good time to visit the Valles Caldera National Preserve, while it’s still blanketed with gleaming snow.
“Anytime is a good time to visit the preserve,” says Kimberly DeVall, chief of interpretation and Education for the National Park Service’s preserve in the Jemez Mountains. “But when we have all this snow, it’s really special, simply serene.”
The 89,000-acre preserve, off N.M. 4 between Jemez Springs and Los Alamos, is a great place to go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or just sightseeing when winter delivers snowy weather.
And it’s made even better because the preserve isn’t charging its usual $25 entrance fee again this winter.