Daily Postcard: Valles Caldera Snow Scene

Daily Postcard: The Valles Caldera National Preserve is operating under winter hours and activities. The Valle Grande entrance station is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Winter activities include hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding and East Fork fishing. Once the snows are deep enough, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing begin and the Valle Grande Bookstore, managed by Los Amigos de Valles Caldera, will offer snowshoe rentals on site. Ranger-led van tours and guided hikes are offered on weekends with dates and times posted on the preserve’s website calendar. The popular backcountry vehicle permits are suspended for the winter season and will resume May 15, 2019, if road conditions allow. Photo by Kimberly DeVall/NPS