Valles Caldera is situated on the territory of New Mexico, the USA. Its length is 22 kilometres. This supervolcano has formed about one and half of million years ago. Today the territory around the volcano is a national park. Fumarole springs are the main peculiarity of this area. There you can find about 15 of them. These picturesque places attract a lot of tourists and researchers from the whole world. Directors also find inspiration here. In the caldera were shoot more than ten American movies.
The picturesque and rather dangerous reservoir became a home for hundreds of people. Mostly farmers live there, they cultivate the vesture and stock-rearing. Valles Volcano is the most unknown in the world. It erupts approximately once in 50 000 years.
Quite recently this area became attractive to the industrial man. They want to build there several constructions that could geothermally generate power. However, the industrial activity may awake the volcano and essentially cut the agricultural areas. During the whole year, you can join the excursion around the caldera. The best time for visiting the caldera is summer. There you can find many rare plants, that can grow only on the fruitful volcanic soils. Even more, you can meet an interesting rich animal kingdom. Next - Taal Volcano
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Useful staff nearby
Car rental office: 'Enterprise Rent-A-Car' is located in 19 km (
on the map
Fuel station: 'Jemez Mountain Eco Fuels Llc' in 9 km
Supermarket: 'Los Alamos Natural Health and Healing' in 16 km
Parking: 'Spence Hot Springs Parking Lot' in 13 km
Apotheek: 'Keisha C. Laskie, PharmD' in 16 km
Police station: 'Crime Prevention' in 17 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Pajarito Mountain Cafe' in 11 km
Railway station: 'Kewa N.M.' in 38 km