The Coyote Call Trail offers hikers the chance to take a pleasant walk along the wall of an ancient volcano, while providing outstanding scenic views into the Valle Grande of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. This relatively easy route traces a loop along the hillside of the caldera itself.
While the Coyote Call Trail travels along the southern rim of the caldera, a nice compliment to this hike is the La Jara Trail, which provides visitors with the chance to explore the valley floor. For an even better option, I highly recommend checking out the hike up to Cerro Grande Peak.
Trail: Coyote Call Trail
RT Distance: 2.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 450 feet
Max Elevation: ~9200 feet
TH Location: Near the turn-off for the Valles Caldera National Preserve
Map: Bandelier NM Trails Illustrated Map
Santa Fe - Taos Hiking Guide: - The Santa Fe - Taos area contains a wide selection of easily accessible trails throughout its mountains and high desert places - where outdoor enthusiasts can explore the diverse topography and ecosystems of northern New Mexico year-round. Now for the first time in one convenient volume, veteran local guidebook author Bob D'Antonio introduces you to 52 great hikes within an hour of these two towns. From alpine peaks to sage-covered mesas, northern New Mexico offers incredible hiking opportunities - and this guide leads you to the best.