Valle San Antonio Road

Total Miles
4.2

Elevation

2,600.13 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Valle San Antonio forms the main portion of the backcountry in the northern half of Valles Caldera. This wide valley has a small creek running through the bottom, with numerous opportunities for fishing and hiking, off the main road. This road starts from the T marking the end of the Valle Grande Edge route and heads west to the edge of the preserve. The roads here are well maintained, and horse corrals are available for those that want to haul in horses to explore the Caldera. Note that access to this trail requires a back country pass, which is limited to 35 per day. As of June 2023, the road is closed about 2/3 down its length due to a washout. The National Park Service is currently working to put in a culvert and fix the washout.

Difficulty

Like all the roads in Valles Caldera, this road is a graded dirt road maintained by the National Park Service. The washout would be easily traversable, but due to erosion concerns access is currently limited.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Jeremy Burles
Sep 17, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Washboard

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