In January, Los Alamos hiker Coco Rae published Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera National Preserve, the first comprehensive guide to the 20-year-old preserve's trail system. The book details over 25 trails and includes topographical maps, trail conditions and recommendations for mountain bikers. It also presents a brief history of the Valles Caldera and shares tips on how to safely explore the 89,000-acre preserve.

Matt Dahlseid is a digital enterprise producer and outdoors writer for the Santa Fe New Mexican.

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Alexander Brown

not the 1st or only -see also: 2007 "Valles Caldera National Preserve Guide and Map ", High Desert Field Guides

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