Provides access for one vehicle to backcountry route of Valles Caldera National Preserve. The average time spent along the drive is 3-1/2 hours. Plan to be back at the entrance gate before the park's closure time.
Use of the pass to enter the backcountry is valid during a 6-hour window starting at the specified time.
You will need to get out of your vehicle to unlock and re-lock the backcountry gate. If you need assistance, please ask a ranger at the entrance station or call in advance at 575-829-4100 ext 3.
All vehicles must exit the park prior to the closing of the main entrance gate.
No pets are allows in the backcountry, including inside vehicles.
Purchase of a separate park fishing permit and New Mexico fishing license is required to fish within the park.
No overnight camping allowed.