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| Redondo Peak and the snowcovered floor of Valles Caldera
(photographer unknown)   <click to enlarge>

Valles Caldera
    11561 ft (3524 m) .
Major Peaks:
Chicoma Mountain:     11561 ft (3524 m)
Redondo Peak:     11254 ft (3430 m)
Location: Northern New Mexico,
35 miles (60 km) NW of Santa Fe
Lat / Long: 35.9° N, 106.6° W
Volcanic Type: Ash flow caldera and lava domes
Volcanic Status: Active (fumaroles)
First Ascent: Unknown, probably Native American
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 3000 ft (900 m)
Lift Served Vertical:   1400 ft (400 m) on Pajarito Mountain
Administration:   Valles Caldera National Preserve



Valles Caldera . . .





Some useful links:  

    Global Volcanism Program: Valles Caldera
    Volcanoes of New Mexico
    Valles Caldera National Preserve (official page)
    Valles Caldera (unofficial page, lots of info & photos)
    Pajarito Mountain Ski Area
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
   
Topographic map of the Valles Caldera (1:250,000 scale) from
    USGS Albuquerque and Aztec, showing the caldera rim and the two resurgent domes
    <click to enlarge>

      More photos and info about routes, access, etc. may be added in the future ...


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