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The sky was blue and still no clouds to be seen, the vegetation was green and lush, there was a slight breeze and the temperature was still very comfortable at somewhere around 70 F.  Perfect day for a hike. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review...and, yes, we are worth the additional driving time! There were several big swallowtails along the lower park of the trail but higher up were swarms made of a variety of medium and small ones:  yellows ranging from pale to bright with shades including canary and butterscotch, orange and brown, little blue ones that just would not sit for a portrait, and tiny brown or black ones. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. The Valles Caldera has a variety of activities sure to make your visit memorable.

--Ranger Kimberly. So we just retraced our route back to the visitor center where we stopped to report in and sign out of the park (yes, you have to let the Rangers know that you are back from the back country). It was difficult to get a good look due to their moving about, the cover from the trees and the lighting (lots of shadows), so we never got a firm handle on the exact species.

I believe it was here that I had that calming sensation that I usually get in a National Park once we have things situated and a plan in place. But we made good time on the return trip.

Fly Fishing on the Preserve. We let one car pass us as we are not in a hurry and maybe there was one other car going the opposite direction. Thank you for reviewing your visit. Aber die ... Eine sehr beeindruckende riesige Hochebene. Die meisten Besucher fahren auf dem Hwy 4 nur am Rand vorbei, dabei lohnt es sich, in die Caldera zu fahren und auch Wanderungen zu unternehmen. While we were talking to Ranger Jacob, a young family was talking to the young lady Ranger about hikes near to the visitor center. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. Ranger Jacob told us we would see elk an d he was correct as not long after we started to gain altitude we spotted a cow in the road maybe 40 yards ahead of us. The area has elk, coyotes, mountain lions, black bears, eagles and prairie dogs. It was pretty much smooth sailing the entire trip, just a few short stretches of washboard and miscellaneous potholes that are typical of any dirt road. Looks like a nice day for fishing, or any other activity with beautiful blue sky and not a cloud to be seen. Die Valles-Caldera bildete sich während zweier großer Eruptionen vor ca. Yep, uphill all the way, so there were many stops to catch our breath due to the elevation and the elevation change. OK, that was worth the price of admission (well, admission was free, but you know what I mean). FYI, Longmire, the TV series, films all the scenes of Longmire's cabin on the Preserve.

The is a very nice hike with plenty of variety. We had a quick snack, got our packs on and started up the trail. Other then a Robin the only one that I got a half-way decent photo of was a House Wren (confirmed again by Bird Forum but at least I guessed it correctly). This ended up being our favorite stop of the trip (and we had a great trip overall). Once we had checked in with the Rangers I took a few final photos of the caldera as well as a Barn Swallow that was perched on the fence near the parking area. Basic Information Find essential information for your trip, including important seasonal information, fees and passes, permits and reservations, …

Drive time from Santa Fe to Valles Caldera (taking the scenic route along route 4) was about an hour. Google gibt keine ausdrücklichen oder stillschweigenden Garantien für die Übersetzungen. The map pin marks the exact spot of the cabin.

It is truly magnificent and I never tire of seeing it. View our Caldera Cabin Vacation Rentals. To give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies and by continuing to use this site, you agree that we can save them on your devices.

There were only a couple other cars at the visitor center. We did not see another soul, human at least, until we reached the trailhead. Saint Helens. He had also made it through the gate so we were in the wooded section when he caught us. Prairie dogs chirped and bluebirds flitted all around us. View listing photos, review sales history, and use our detailed real estate filters to find the perfect place. The visitors center was also open. Jahren brach der Vulkan Jemez zweimal aus - 500 bis 600 mal heftiger als der Mt.

Let's see what we can see!

read more, The drive thru the Caldera even in winter is spectacular! We were at the trailhead about 10:30.

The sign gave a brief history of this place, a super volcano that after erupting left this massive grass covered caldera, now home to herds of Elk. This site uses cookies to improve your experience, to enhance site security and to show you personalised advertising. Spoiler:  they never did. The cabin is about two Even with our delay in getting here, I guess we were still ahead of most of the tourists, just not the fishermen.

The view from Walt’s porch is simply stunning. Summer Actvities.

Caldera Cabins in Sunriver are the perfect place to get away or get together. Diese Bewertung ist die subjektive Meinung eines TripAdvisor-Mitgliedes und nicht die von TripAdvisor LLC.

In ihr liegt auch das Valle Grande, das größte Tal im Park und das einzige mit einer Asphaltstraße. We went inside to see if we could secure a backcountry pass, first ensuring that the road conditions were passable for our rented Rogue, and for some hiking suggestions. We started at about 8,500 feet above sea level, so we would have been a little short on oxygen even with a flat hike, but we were gaining height as we went.

The day we visited, a bull elk ran across the valley and disappeared into the forest on the west.

Thank you for letting us know about your visit. We bought a park pin, some snacks and Gatorade then headed back out toward the parking lot to saddle up for the drive into the park. Auf einem Gebiet von 400 square miles (über 1.000 km2) wurden bis zu 1.000 ft. (305 m) Vulkanasche abgelagert. Interested in staying in a Caldera Cabin on your next Sunriver vacation?View our Caldera Cabin Vacation Rentals. I paused to take in the view from the edge of the parking area. All rights reserved. We said our goodbyes and all continued on our way.