Avid hiker Coco Rae shares her extensive knowledge and her love of exploration at one of New Mexico's greatest treasures in this updated and expanded edition of Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera National Preserve. The first comprehensive trail guide to Valles Caldera National Preserve now includes over seventy color photographs and everything visitors need to know to enjoy this vast caldera, one of the largest in the United States. The guide includes detailed descriptions of over twenty-five trails accompanied by topographical maps, recommendations for mountain bikers, and a history of the preserve.
A geological and environmental wonder created over a million years ago, Valles Caldera National Preserve, west of Los Alamos, New Mexico, offers outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers endless opportunities to discover the natural history of New Mexico through the caldera's vast mountain meadows, extensive biodiversity, and meandering streams. Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera National Preserve offers first-time and returning visitors a complete guide to the recreation and beauty found in this unique landscape.
"Coco Rae is the local guide you wish you could find for all of your hiking adventures. In her Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera National Preserve, practical tips for wayfinding and the best places to spot wildlife or take in the caldera's awesome views are paired with the historical context you need to fully appreciate this geological and cultural treasure."--Siobhan Niklasson, Education Programs Director at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Nature Center