Adventures à la Carte

Valles Caldera National Preserve Tour




Ticket Info

Price per person: $85

Tickets are limited for this exclusive event!

Must be over 15 and be able to navigate rocky terrain.

Event Description

Adventures à la Carte are a wonderful assortment of exclusive events, featuring spectacular sights, private tours, and culinary delights. Proceeds provide meals for Kitchen Angels' homebound clients. Explore New Mexico while helping to nourish your community!

With this first in our Adventures à la Carte series, you will tour the world’s most perfect volcanic caldera and learn about its history & geology.

The Valles Caldera is a 13.7 mile wide volcanic caldera (or crater) in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. Hot springs, fumaroles, natural gas seeps, volcanic domes, trout-filled streams, and conifer forests dot the landscape.

Spend a day learning the history and science of this natural wonder. Take a trip back to prehistoric times as we learn about the region’s fascinating geology. In addition to its breathtaking beauty, the Caldera, which has been a national preserve since 2000, has a rich and complex history. We’ll learn about its past as a working cattle ranch, logging operation, and modern movie set. We’ll also hear about current efforts to restore the forest since the Las Conchas fire of 2011 and the effects of climate change. Our tour of the numerous sites within the caldera will be via SUV.

A delicious picnic lunch will be served in the History Grove, a remaining stand of old growth forest in the 89,000 acre preserve.