Valle Grande Overlooks
A series of safe pullovers along the highway provide expansive views of the Valle Grande, a massive, collapsed volcano that formed much of the geology and geography of the area. The Valle Grande is part of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, a national treasure trove of geologic, archaeological, and natural resources. It is common to see large elk herds grazing in the distance at these pullovers. The Jemez Mountain National Scenic Byway goes on for many miles to the West, but we'll turn around here to complete our circuit of scenic overviews.