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

There is not a $20 fee as the contact states above; as of 6/4/17. Great hike, wonderful river.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike through forest and boulders down to the stream and then up to the falls. Went on a Thursday afternoon and didn't see another soul, but did see a couple of deer! With a few exceptions, the elevation change is gradual making the hike back invigorating but not difficult.

Easy fun trail, out of the way, a rock climbing and bouldering paradise. High personnel traffic

Great place to hike and really beautiful too... But to avoid a lot of people you need to get there early. Dogs allowed, but need to be on a leash. Seems like we were the only ones that enforced that rule, which was really frustrating.

it's beautiful, hard to find springs though. apparently we turned back right before them. would be nice if near end was better marked.

Beautiful hike along the river. The rock formations are beautiful! The trail is well maintained. Nice parking lot at the trailhead. Dogs welcome. Enjoy!

10 months ago

Pleasant and flat, good during cool times of the year, all uncovered. Chance for wildlife.

hiking
Friday, April 01, 2016

Newly developed site. Trail was just a walk around a small hill. I suspect the site will see improvements over time

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Really fun trail. We did a mile in and back as a storm caught us off guard but it was perfect anyway and the dog loved it.

fly fishing
Monday, April 07, 2014

I have hiked this trail Highway 4 near Battleship Rock, Jemez Falls and Highway 4 up towards the Old Baca Land Grant, Beautiful hike fishing was ok.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

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 .

hiking
Saturday, June 15, 2013

Impressive. Two herd of elk in the distance. A brief heavy rain brought the temp down a little.

hiking
Thursday, July 05, 2012

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.