Sports & Outdoor Activities
From hiking, biking, fishing and hunting, to water activities or hot air ballooning, we have options for everyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Valles Caldera National Preserve became the country’s newest national park in 2016. Just 20 miles north along Hwy 4 Jemez Springs is an easy access point to this spectacular preserve with 89,000 acres located in Sandoval County. One of only six super volcanoes in the entire world, Valles Caldera is comprised of a 13-mile wide depression which came about after a huge volcanic eruption more than 1.25 million years ago. Thousands of visitors explore the preserve each year, drawn in by its history, flora and fauna. Historic cabins dating back to the 1860’s provide a glimpse into the lives of sheep and cattle ranchers.