Valles Caldera National Preserve Closed Due To Cerro Pelado Fire


The Cerro Pelado Fire started just south of Valles Caldera National Preserve. With the dangerous fire weather event ongoing across the area and forest conditions being extremely dry, Valles Caldera National Preserve will be closed until further notice.

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at An interactive smoke map at allows you to zoom into your area to see the latest smoke conditions.

This is an evolving incident.

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