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Al Chavez

See this excellent website:

https://vcnp-trails.com/

Kathy Fish

With a book like this, folks won't feel like they have "these trails to themselves" for long. Just like the curse of Instagram, these types of books cause an influx of visitors, many of whom aren't familiar with how to tread lightly and move with respect through the woods.

Tom Ribe

While normally I would totally agree with the comment, and have seen the tragedy of impacts to special places due to people posting on Instagram, this book is in another category. Visitors to the Valles have to check in at the NPS visitor center, and only 35 cars daily are allowed into the vast backcountry. Visitors are reminded to practice Leave No Trace ethics. The hikes that Coco details require a commitment of time and energy and focus... these are not outings for the people who want a quick selfie somewhere beautiful to post on social media.

rodney carswell

FYI: in a simple search I couldn't find a way to buy it online; I found it listed, but no one selling it.

Michael Marvier

Try Travel Bug in Santa Fe

Scott Stevens

Get the guide

Coco Rae’s Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera National Preserve can be found in Santa Fe at Collected Works (temporarily closed because of COVID-19, available for order) and Travel Bug; in Los Alamos at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos History Museum (both temporarily closed, but the book can be purchased online); in La Cueva at Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store; and will be sold at the Valles Caldera National Preserve entrance station (temporarily closed) and Bandelier National Monument bookstore.

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