Snowshoeing at Valles Caldera National Preserve

Gorgeous view of the Valles Calder National Preserve, a great place to go snowshoeing in New Mexico

Unless you’re an avid skier looking to tear down the runs at Taos Ski Valley or one of the other New Mexico ski resorts, a winter getaway to our Chimayó Bed and Breakfast may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, it shouldn’t be – especially when you can enjoy magical adventures like snowshoeing at Valles Caldera National Preserve. 

Of course, doing things like trekking out to Valles Caldera National Preserve or skiing at Taos Ski Valley are just two of the many things waiting for you in northern New Mexico this winter. There’s also fantastic wine tasting at New Mexico wineries, exquisite exhibits at Santa Fe museums, delectable meals at Santa Fe restaurants, and so much more. 

In between all those incredible adventures, don’t forget to plan some downtime at our top-rated Chimayó Bed and Breakfast. We’re minutes from the famed Santuario de Chimayó and offer an unparalleled retreat for weary travelers. Winter at our Inn is a quiet respite on the heels of what is always a busy and colorful fall season.

Whether you have a romantic occasion to celebrate this winter or want to carve out some time with your sweetheart, there’s no better place to stay in New Mexico than our Chimayó Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today! 

People enjoying some of the best snowshoeing in New Mexico at Valles Caldera National Preserve

Valles Caldera National Preserve Snowshoeing

Though most of the hiking trails we’ve been enjoying in northern New Mexico all spring, summer, and fall are still open for exploration, some of them require the use of snowshoes in the winter. But one step on the soft, powdery white snow in the tranquil setting of places like Carson National Forest, and you’ll be hooked on the many pleasures of snowshoeing. 

Though you can make just about any hiking trail a snowshoeing adventure, one of our favorite places to go snowshoeing in New Mexico is Valles Caldera National Preserve. Valles Caldera National Preserve is located about an hour from our Chimayó Bed and Breakfast, but it’s a drive that will be well worth your time, especially when it’s covered in the white snows of winter. 

Around 1.25 million years ago, a massive volcanic explosion in New Mexico resulted in a crater 13 miles wide. Today, this depression is known as the Valles Caldera National Preserve. It’s a sensational place to hike any time of the year, and it’s also a mesmerizing place to go stargazing at night. In fact, it’s one of the few places in the country recognized as an International Dark Sky Park.

Head in for some snowshoeing in the winter, though, and you’ll find yourself in a tranquil, mesmerizing paradise. Winter at the Valles Caldera National Preserve is nothing short of spectacular. Whether aboard a pair of cross-country skies or strapped to a pair of snowshoes, here you can find yourself traversing open valleys and silent forests. 

None of the trails at Valles Caldera National Preserve are groomed during the winter, meaning this location is for experienced snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Though it may look flat and tranquil, the ground beneath you can be tricky and unpredictable in the winter, so proceed cautiously.

Unwind in comfort in this guest room at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast and enjoying adventures like snowshoeing at Valles Caldera National Preserve

The Best Chimayó Bed and Breakfast for Winter Getaways

If you’ve never experienced winter in beautiful northern New Mexico, this is the year for it – and now is the perfect time to plan. Winter getaways are spectacular. Add a stay at our Chimayó Bed and Breakfast to your winter getaways, and you have the recipe for an unforgettable adventure in the Land of Enchantment. 

Our Chimayó Bed and Breakfast prides itself on providing every one of our guests with welcoming hospitality, clean and comfortable accommodations, delicious breakfasts, and a central location for easy exploration. More than that, though, there’s a sense of intangible magic that all guests who stay with us feel. At our Chimayó Bed and Breakfast, you’ll find the ground we sit on imbued with an energy that seeps deep into your soul and leaves you feeling incredibly relaxed.

It doesn’t matter what you come here to do. Whether snowshoeing at the Valles Caldera National Preserve or taking in all the current exhibits at Santa Fe’s museums, you’ll leave feeling changed with a new understanding of this remarkable place. Our Chimayó Bed and Breakfast is a true retreat with nine distinct guest rooms surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains. 

As you get settled, get ready to enjoy a warm welcome and exceptional hospitality. No detail is too small here, as you’ll soon understand. Each morning of your stay, we’ll treat you to a fresh and delicious breakfast, and you’ll leave our tables fueled for another day’s adventure – perfect for enjoying all the best things to do in New Mexico. If this sounds like something you need this winter, it’s time to act. Book your room at our Chimayó Bed and Breakfast today! 

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