The Magical Place In New Mexico Where You Can View A Wild Elk Herd

Few experiences are quite as peaceful as watching nature simply exist. Pine and birch trees sway in the breeze, creeks burble over rocks, and wildlife forage and migrate. It makes you wonder if bird watchers routinely score lower than the rest of us on hypertension tests.

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For additional information on visiting Valle Vidal and viewing elk, visit the websites for the U.S. Forest Service and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Website: U.S. Forest Service
Website: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Directions: Google Maps

When visiting, don’t forget to do your part to Leave No Trace to keep our forests clean and wildlife healthy. This includes taking with you what you bring, respecting wildlife, and leaving what you find.

Another picturesque location to spot elk in New Mexico is at Valles Caldera National Preserve. Read about the preserve and its volcanic history in One Of The Country’s Few Supervolcanoes Is Hiding Right Here In New Mexico.

Address: Valle Vidal, New Mexico 87558, USA