The Valles Caldera Trust was created by the Valles Caldera Preservation Act of 2000 to preserve and protect the historic Baca Ranch of New Mexico
My daughter and I did the east fork river at the Hiway 4 location. We hiked in about a mile and half so it was about 3 mile round trip. This was on about 6-7 ft snow on and over the river and is one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done. We had a light snow at times and it was just a beautiful day with the cliffs in the backgrounds and no other snowshoers on the trail .
Fun trip. You can actually pick this trail up in a few spots. I'd suggest popping in to the Walatowa visitor center on HWY 4 if you are unfamiliar with the trail and picking up the free trail map. This trail is at a higher elevation, so it is nice when the weather is hot in lower elevations.
I.m. P. on Cerro La Jara Loop Trail
Did Bandalier earlier in the day and got there too late in the day to do a longer trail....ended up doing the
Jara trail, closest to the staging area. The trail essentially just goes around Cerro la Jara.
Short but definitely worthwhile as you definitely take in the Caldera's lowland terrain.