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Valles Caldera Expands Public Access

The Valles Caldera Trust has expanded public access to the Rabbit Mountain area of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, opening part of the preserve that was burned by a wildfire last year to hikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

The Las Conchas wildfire last year burned portions of the 89,000-acre preserve, which is near Los Alamos in northern New Mexico.

Free hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing will be available on all existing logging roads and trails, including Coyote Call trail. Rabbit Mountain is bordered by N.M. 4, Bandelier National Monument, and the Santa Fe National Forest. Access is possible from Forest Roads 289, 268 and 36.

Overnight camping, the use of motorized vehicles, or any other outdoor recreation activity except hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing is prohibited.

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